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Ashes and Snow, the acclaimed multimedia exhibit makes its West Coast Debut, and a new version of the “Nomadic Museum” opens alongside the Santa Monica Pier. Includes over 100 large-scale photographs, a 35mm film and a novel in letters. The exhibition encourages attendance by youngsters with a program that offers admission to grades K-6 school groups, through May 14, 866.468.7619.
Beverly Semmes, Blood Shot Pot, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 10, 310.453.7535.
Jill Bonovitz: Drawing Through Space and Andy Denzler, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.829.3300.
Jack Butler, Kulture/Culture, photographs, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., through June 10, 310.397.7493.
California Art Quilts, work by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., through August 13, 310.392.8537.
Coal Hollow: Photographs by Ken Light, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 12, 310.264.4678.
Courbet and the Modern Landscape debuts, the first exhibition to address the artist’s pivotal achievements in landscape painting, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., through May 14, 310.440.7360.
Dance in Cuba: Photographs by Gil Garcetti; 59 images from his new book, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, through June 4, 310.825.4361.
John Divola’s photographs and Colin Roberts’ fiberglass sculptures, Patricia Faure Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 27, 310.449.1479.
Terry Evans, Chicago’s Backyard, work from the artist’s monograph “Revealing Chicago,” Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through May 6, 310.453.0043.
Adam Hernandez’ New Paintings, and Cesar Martinez’ new paintings, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 13, 310.264.1760.
Dennis Hopper – A Survey of Images, a major retrospective of Hopper’s career spans more than 40 years and incorporates his black and white photo documentation of Los Angeles and its cultural icons in the 1960s; as well as giant painted billboards, urban motifs and film clips, the ACE Gallery, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., through July 1, 323.935.4411.
Imaging LA: International Photographers on the Great Western Metropolis, 1639 18th St., through June 23, 310.453.3711.
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, photography, video and multimedia works by thirteen emerging and mid-career artists, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through September 3, 310.440.4500.
Robin Palanker’s “Goddesses I Know,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamot Station, May 27, 310-828-1133.
LA River Reborn, contemporary photographs and video exhibition, the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through September 3, 310.440.4500.
Lines & Light: Nudes, in the East Gallery, Anne M. Bray’s “From Mar Vista,” and Carson Pritchard’s “Los Viejos,” The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through May 20, 310.829.9556.
Meditations on the Letter, group show of calligraphy and lettering artists, Blue Seven Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., through May 31, 310.449.1444.
Robert Motherwell, Africa Suite: Ink Drawings and Related Prints, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 6, 310.264.0640.
The Photography Show, The Art Institute of California, The Little Big Gallery, from an eclectic group of AI faculty and staff, 2900 31st St., SM, 310.752.4700.
Queen of the Night, Women Under the Influence, 1963-2006, Berman/Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, through May 13, 310.315.1937.
Rhapsody of Sweden, six Swedish artists, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.453.5757.
Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, www.lalouver.com, through May 6, 310.822-4955.
SMC’s 27th Annual Photo Show, featuring the works of students and faculty, through May 12 in the campus’ Photography Gallery, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Dean Smith’s Drawings and Max Jansons Paintings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., through May 20, 310.587.3373.
Don Sorenson Retrospective, Gallery E1, Berman/Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.315.9506.
John Swope, photographs, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 27, 310.828.6410.
Visions from a Dark Room, a group show and black & white photographs, Baby Blues Bar-B-Q, 444 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, through May 30, 310.399.4992.
Woods Davy, sculpture, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 27, 310.828.6410.
Sara Wylie Walsh’s “Which Way L.A.,” First Independence Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.829.0345.
Santa Monica Teen Film Festival: Teens in grades 7-12, or ages 12-18, are invited to submit original films between two and 15 minutes in length and fall within the following three categories: live action, animation/experimental and music video. The deadline for submissions is May 26. The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival will be held on June 16-17. Entry forms and submission guidelines are available online at www.smteenfilm.org or at the following locations: The Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center, 2200 Virginia Ave. and the Santa Monica Main Library Youth Reference Desk, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.458.8634.