Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts


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Weisman Museum


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Now at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

process and reality

Process and Reality: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection

Celebrating 25 Years of Acquisitions

May 13 - August 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 14, 2-4 p.m.

Over the past decades contemporary artists have explored these two key themes. Process reflects artists' interest in their own practice and methods. Reality remains a touchstone, a way of retaining contact with and commenting upon our everyday world. Including work by seminal artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jonathan Borofsky, Tim Hawkinson, Ed Keinholz, Mike Kelley, and Ed Moses, this exhibition offers a fascinating overview of vital trends in the art of our time.


Special Programs



The ARTSReach program provides free performances to over 5,000 schoolchildren each year.

International Guitarist Meng Su

Parkening International Guitar Competition

Every three years, talented young classical guitarists around the world travel to Malibu for the world's preeminent guitar competition.

Pepperdine student production

Family Performances

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts brings some of the most exciting performances from around the world to children and families in Los Angeles.