Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal, art exhibit, through February 10, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., WW, 310.443.7020.
The American Typologies, art by Gail Pine and Jacqueline Woods, through February 23, D3 Projects, Bergamot Station, 310.829.9856.
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.
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.
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.
Arleen G. Hendler, Selected Works, and Small Works by Gallery Artists, artist talk with Arleen G. Hendler 4pm January 26, exhibit runs through February 2, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Saturu Hoshino: Ceramic Sculpture, through February 2, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.264.3866.
In Focus: The Nude, through February 24, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
The Inflatable Crown, exhibit of Charlie Eckert’s color photographs of balloon hats by Addi Somekh, through April 6, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440.4500.
Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art, through February 17, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Karen Liebowitz, Leviathan (from the Manifesting Prophecy series), through February 9, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.8488.
The Magnificent Piranesi, exhibit of work by Italian artist and book designer, through March 10, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Medieval Treasures From the Cleveland Museum of Art, through January 20, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Pacific Breeze, paintings by Humbert Curcuru, Fielden Harper, Art Mortimer, through February 2, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
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.
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, 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.
SMC Faculty Art Show, through January 31, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center and Music Academy, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Angela White, More Than Concrete, solo exhibition, through February 9, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.7535.