Lita Albuquerque, through January 15, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal, art exhibit, through February 10, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.
China on Paper: European and Chinese Works from the Late 16th to the Early 19th Century, through February 10, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
The Cool School Revisited, exhibit of works by Frank Gehry, Dennis Hopper, Ed Moses, and Ed Ruscha, sales benefit education programs of the Venice Community Trust, through January 11, by appointment only, Ravenswork Studios, 1611 Electric Ave., Venice, 310.954.7339.
Danza de la Cabrita/The Goat’s Dance, photographs by Graciela Iturbide, and Seven Decades, photographs by André Kertész, through April 13, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.6473.
Richard Deacon, in association with Matthew Perry, sculpture, through January 12, LA Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
The Decorated Letter, exhibit of decorated initials in manuscripts, through January 27, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Dichotomies, art by Nobuhito Nishigawara and Hiromi Takizawa, through January 19, See Line Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St., 310.829.1727.
Emergence, video art by Bill Viola, through June 15, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Hammer Projects: Kaari Upson, multimedia exhibit, through February 17, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7000.
In Focus: The Nude, through February 24, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art, through February 17, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Erv Kaplan, The Nerve of Erv, humorous paintings, through January 15, Deborah Page Gallery, 1028 Montana Ave., 310.458.4400.
Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art, through January 20, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Ester Partegas, What You Are, The World Is, through January 12, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., 310.587.3373.
Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak, Rembrandt portrait on loan from a private New York collection, through 2008, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome, through January 14, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Resisting Loss, Weaving Tradition, art by Pantaleon Ruiz, through January 26, SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.9560.
Sacred Steps: Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, photo exhibit, through January 31, Covel Commons, UCLA, WW, 310.825.1046.
Julia Schwartz, Stephanie Visser, Gary Polonsky, through January 26, reception January 12, 5-8pm, T.A.G. Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Selections From The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, through February 10, Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Dr., LA, 310.476.9777.
Pascal Theriault, How Can I Tell You/Como Puedo Dicirles, through January 12, The Balmoral, 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 310.392.3635.