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Plan ForYourArt, March 4-10

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There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of MOCA, and are already planning for Pacific Standard Time in 2011. We are living in the city everyone is watching and visiting. Get engaged.

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

THURSDAY, MARCH 4
UCLA 2010 MFA Exhibition
New Wight Gallery (UCLA)
5-8pm
The opening reception for the first of four exhibitions to highlight the work of current UCLA MFA students. Exhibition on view until March 12. Free admission.

Andreas Gursky
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
6-8pm
The inaugural exhibition for the newly expanded, Richard Meier-designed space includes new large-scale photographic work by Andreas Gursky, whose images reconstruct visual experiences of the surrounding world and rival the size and scope of monumental paintings. Exhibition on view until May 1.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 6
Mexicali Biennial Curator-led Exhibition Tour
Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College)
11am
A curator-led walkthrough of the Mexicali Biennial, which includes the work of 27 artists and collectives, working in both traditional and new media, and aims to provide a progressive platform for continual and fluent "border crossings" with exhibitions and related performances, panel discussions and events. Through March 20, check schedule for details.

Araki: A Perspective
Prism (West Hollywood)
6-9pm
The opening reception for a new solo exhibition for artist Araki. RSVP to prism@nadinejohnson.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7
How Many Billboards? Art In Stead
MAK Center for Art and Architecture (West Hollywood)
10am
A three-hour, 10-12 mile bike tour of How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, on view at the MAK Center and on billboards throughout Los Angeles. Exhibition on view through March. View website for full list of public programs.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9
The Art of the Steal
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
The Barnes Foundation, established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, holds one of the world's largest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. This documentary raises provocative questions about money, culture, and ethics as it chronicles the legal and political efforts used to break Barnes's will in order to move the collection to a new museum. A panel, moderated by LACMA curator Stephanie Barron and including the film's director and Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight will follow the screening. Free, reserve tickets here.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
IDEA Office: Driven by Dilemma
SCI-Arc (Downtown)
7pm
A lecture, introduced by SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss, with Los Angeles architects Eric A. Kahn and Russell N. Thomsen of the firm IDEA Office, which works on design at all scales, ranging from graphic design to installations and industrial design, to architecture and urban planning.