Alex Beard, The Carnivale Animal, through August 16, Schomberg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Bernd and Hilla Becher: Basic Forms, through September 14, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Citizen Artists Making Emphatic Arguments, show of activist art, through September 13, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711.
Henry Coombes and Mungo Thomson, through September 7, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7056.
Jennifer Gough-Cooper, Apropos Rodin, sculpture, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Fowler In Focus: Ceramics of Papua New Guinea, through September 28, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Grids, Lines, and Boxes, group art exhibit, through August 16, IKON Ltd, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6629.
Houseguest, art selected by Jennifer Bornstein from the Grunwald Collection, through September 14, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7056.
The Hope Hygieia: Restoring a Statue’s History, exhibit devoted to the conservation of a statue of the Goddess of Health, through September 8, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.6770.
IC Green, exhibit of pre-fab dwellings made from converted oversea shipping containers, through September, epOxybOx, 602 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.568.2100.
Immortal Soul: a Tribute to Mimma Salinas, reception August 9, 5-8pm, through August 22, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 S. Topanga Cyn Blvd., 310.455.7744.
Joel Josephs, through August 31, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.315.9502.
Looky See, group art show, through September 13, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, LA, 310.665.6905.
Los Obreros de Tony Ortega: Community, Culture and Work, art by Tony Ortega, through August 29, 10am-noon, free, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, 310.552.3417.
Love To Party, a group show with an all-star lineup of artists, through August 23, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.449.1479.
George Platt Lynes, Vintage Ballet Photographs, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
The Marvel and Measure of Peru: Three Centuries of Artists’ Histories, 1550-1880, through October 19, Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Mexican Calendar Girls, The Golden Age of Mexican Calendar Art, through February 1, 2009, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.
Perla Krauze, “Sculpture and Paintings,” Aug. 8 – Sept. 3, opening reception Friday, August 8th, 7 – 9 pm, Gebert Gallery, 1345 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, 310.450.9897.
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.
Elsa Rady, Caryatids, through August 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
August Sander: People of the 20th Century, photographs of the German people before WW II, through September 14, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Eduardo Sarabia: History of the World, through August 23, LA Louver Gallery, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, lalouver.com.
Sun Xun, animations and new media, through October 12, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7056.
Dai Truong, The Unknown Citizen, through August 30, Terra Galleria Artworks, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5104.
UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Student Show, through August 22, Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd., WW, 310.825.9414.