A Jewish Portrait Gallery, a group show provoking questions of seeing and looking, A Shenere Velt Gallery, The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson, through March 4, (310) 552-2007.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, 1880 – 1920: Design for the Modern World, on view at LACMA, through April 3, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 857-6522.
Birth of a Culture: 60s & 70s Surf Photography by Leroy Grannis, MB Fine Art, through March 30, 612 N. Almont Drive, West Hollywood, (310) 550-0050.
Bold Abstraction, features paintings by artists Laura Baltzell, Jane Burns & Joseph Litzinger, through March 2, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-5757.
Russell Crotty’s second solo exhibition, through March 5, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, (310) 453-7535.
*Einstein, a groundbreaking collaboration with the Caltech and the J. Paul Getty Trust and USC, the most comprehensive presentation ever mounted on the life and theories of the greatest scientist of the twentieth century. The Skirball Cultural Center, through May 29, 2005, (310) 440-4500.
Follow Me: A Fantasy, a group show, Arena | Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, through April 9, (310) 397-7449.
Jimi Gleason’s Guided by Light and Aaron Peterson’s Urban Bop, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 2, (310) 829-3300.
Humanitas, Art Show and Photography Book. Through April 9, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-6463.
Iron the Boustier: New Exhibit of Mixed Media Works on Display at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Drive (near Santa Monica Airport), through April 9. (310) 397-3244.
David Levinthal’s Dirty Little Secrets, a photographic exhibit, through March 6th, Cartelle Gallery, 310 Washington Blvd., #119, (310) 574-9689.
Mark Licari Exhibition, Equator Books, 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, through April 1, 7 – 11 p.m., (310) 822-3997.
Lost but Found: Assemblage, Collage and Sculpture, 1920-2002, showcases nearly 60 assemblages, collages, readymades and sculptures by 30 artists from the Norton Simon Museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, and explores the myriad ways artists take nontraditional art materials and discarded objects from everyday life and transform them into works of art. Through March 28, 2005. Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena.
Jeffrey O’Connell’s “Recent Work,” new paintings, through March 12, First Independent Gallery (FIG), Bergamot Station, (310) 829-0345.
Quiet Time, work by Barbara Drucker, Robin McCauley, Diane Katsiaficas, and Masako Takahashi, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, through April 8, (310) 453-3711.
Scape Routes, oil paintings by Santa Monica artist Elena Allen, through Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310-453-5757.
Mark Swope’s “Elysian Fields,” and Connie Jenkins’ “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 2, (310) 828-6410.
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, featuring 20 up-and-coming, Los Angeles based artists, Hammer Museum, through June 5, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310-443-7056.
The Tibetan Photo Project, offering young readers the first collection of photos taken by Tibetans living in Exile, images of the Dalai Lama, through April 29, 5:30 p.m., Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, (805) 962-8179.Tree, a group exhibit featuring the photography of Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Judy Fiskin, Rodney Graham, Simone Niewg, John Pfahl, Mark Ruwedel, Arthur Tress, Catherine Wagner, and Henry Wessel, and others, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through March 5, (310) 453-0043.