America’s Heroes – a Memorial Quilt, in conjunction with the September 11 exhibit, a quilt with each of the fallen rescue workers, Museum of Tolerance, 1399 S. Roxbury Drive, through September 15, (310) 553-9036.
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.
George Ernston’s “New Waves,” through September 11, (310) 315-9502.
T.G. Fernaid “Paintings & Drawings”, Margaret W. Gallegos “Thirty Years of Self-Portraits,” First Independent Gallery, through October 8, Bergamot Station, (310) 829-0345.
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.
NeWork, by William Attaway and Yves Bodson, Ocean Front Gallery, 801 Ocean Front Walk, #4, Venice, through September, (310) 581-1516.
Paper Art: Collecting Drawings in Holland, 1600 – 1800, The Getty Center, through November 20, (310) 440-7300.
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.