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Patty Chang: Shangri-La, Fiona Tan: Correction through October 16, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Gallery talks free with Museum admissions, (310) 443-7000.
COLLAPSE? – How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles – Through January 2006. (213) 763-DINO. www.nhm.org.
Compulsive Repetition: (Re) reading the Object in Space, works by Joe Davidson and Sandra Tucci, and “The Principal object of Faith,” works by Jen Heaslip and Tamar Kardashov, 18th Street Arts Gallery, 1639 18th Street, through September 30, (310) 453-3711.
Steven Deo’s new work and Henry Royer’s Sculpture and Furniture, Gallery of Functional Art, Bergamot Station, through September 5, (310) 829-6990.
George Ernston’s “New Waves,” through September 11, (310) 315-9502.
Evolution, features paintings by Alex Beard, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, through September 7, (310) 453-5757.
Kindsight, photographs and Texts by Robert Zuckerman, through September 7th, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, (310) 576-7517.
Karen Hansen, Acrylics on Canvas, Abbot Kinney Art Gallery, 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, through Sept. 4; (310) 664-9030.
House of Campari Previews Up and Coming Modern Artwork by Emerging Artists. Through September 5th, 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Beach.
Tomas Kubinek’s Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, one-man show, Skirball Cultural Center, 7 p.m., 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, L.A., (866) 468-3399.
Moments, photographs by Lyndie Benson, Edgemar Center for the Arts, a non profit state of the art two theater and art gallery complex, 2437 Main Street, (310) 576-7517.
New Slang, a group show at Ruth Bachofner Gallery, through September 3, (310) 829-3300.
NeWork, by William Attaway and Yves Bodson, Ocean Front Gallery, 801 Ocean Front Walk, #4, Venice, through September, (310) 581-1516.
No Man’s Land, a group show with Yoko Lida, Jed Lind, T.V. Moore, Tyler Rowland, Lisa Sanditz, Ryan Taber and Cheyenne Weaver, through September 3, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-7535.
Rogue Wave ‘05 – Nineteen Artists from Los Angeles – First and Second Floor Galleries, an exhibition of work by nineteen artists that sets out to capture the spirit and vitality of the new art currently being made in Los Angeles, through September 3, LA Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, (310) 822-4955.
SMC Emeritus College “Summer Reflections,” through October 14, featuring works selected by students from 17 summer art classes held at Emeritus College. 1227 Second St. in downtown Santa Monica. Parking is available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2. (310) 434-4306 or visit www.smc.edu/emeritus.
Snakes! Slide into the STAR ECO Station for a month of molting, striking, slithering and constricting to learn everything you ever wanted to know about snakes but were afraid to “Asp.” Every weekend in August at the STAR ECO Station, 10am-4pm.$5 for kids, $6 for seniors, and $7 for Adults. Call 310.842.8060 x122 for more information, or visit www.ecostation.org.
Sterling Chow, Following the Tsunami, The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd (at Yale), (310) 829-9556.
TOQ’s Santa Monica Timeline, an exhibit on the history of Santa Monica from 1875 through 1975 created by a 3rd grade class from Roosevelt Elementary School has been extended through November 11th. The exhibit is on display at the Santa Monica Historical Society Museum located at 1539 Euclid Street, Santa Monica, (310)395-2290. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday 10-4:30, 2nd and 4th Sundays each month 1-4.
Will Vinton’s Animation Art Collection, through August 31st., The Art Institute of California, 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, (310) 752-4700.