PLAN ForYourArt: May 26-June 1

05/26/2011 12:43 pm ET | Updated Jul 26, 2011

Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.

Hammer Museum (Westwood)
See the first retrospective in the U.S. devoted to American sculptor, painter, and one of the earliest artists to create environments or installations, Paul Thek. These early works, which Thek began making in 1964 and called "meat pieces," resemble flesh and were encased in Plexiglass boxes that recall minimal sculpture.

Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
Pacific Design Center's Design Loves Art presents: Dafna Maimon: Out of Left Field, Rachel Kessler: The Slip From Now into Two Possible Futures and Davida Nemeron and Mark A. Rodriguez's The Grapes of Wrath at Annie Wharton Los Angeles; KCHUNG Radio Broadcast at New Atlantis Enterprises; A Group Show and William Lemon III at Here is Elsewhere; Diamond Dust at See Line Gallery; The Group Formerly Known As Smockshop at Andrea Zittel; Freeway Studios; Gemini G.E.L.; and many more.

Elliott Hundley: Semele
Regen Projects II (West Hollywood)
The opening reception for an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley. The exhibition features large-scale wall bound collages, sculptures, and paintings loosely based on the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripedes.

Tim Burton
LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
The opening day of a retrospective exhibition exploring the full range of Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. The exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects.

Ricky Jay and David Mamet
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
A conversation between longtime friends and collaborators Ricky Jay, actor, author and sleight of hand artist, and David Mamet, playwright and author.