Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration, through January 25, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310.440. 4500.
Bettina Brendel, art exhibit, through December 13, Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos/Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration, through December 28, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.
Enrique Martinez Celaya, Daybreak, through January 3, L. A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.822.4955.
Stephen Courtney, Affair in the Garden, exhibit of fine art furnishings, continues indefinitely, James Coleman Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., 310.393.7436.
Dialogue among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California, through March 1, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7300.
Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets), through February 9, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Fowler In Focus: Ancient Ceramics From Columbia, through February 22, 2009, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4288.
Michelle Gomez & Melissa Sims, new paintings, through December 17, Applegate Gallery, 3101-A Main St., 310.396.7600.
In Focus: The Landscape, exhibit of landscape photography, through January 11, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310. 440.7300.
Sally Jacobs, Botanical Artist, through December 29, Café Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., CC, 310.5594770.
Michael Kenna: Recent Photographs, Pam Posey: Timber, through January 10, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Martin Kersels: Heavyweight Champion, through December 13, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Visions From Big Sur, through December 14, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4851.
Michael Knight and Anne Ramis, reception December 6, 5-8pm, through December 20, TAG Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.829.9556.
Chris Madans, It Appears To Be True, through December 20, FIG, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Ray McSavanay, Viewpoint: Thirty-Five Years of Landscape Photography, a retrospective exhibition, through December 24, Terra Galleria Artworks, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5104.
Mexican Calendar Girls, The Golden Age of Mexican Calendar Art, through February 1, 2009, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.
Naughty Or Nice, holiday exhibit, through December 31, Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 Pine Tree Circle, Topanga, topangacanyongallery.com.
Oranges and Sardines: Conversations in Abstract Painting and Gouge: The Modern Woodcut 1870 to Now, through February 8, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7000.
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.
Portraits of Tibet, through December 12, SMC Photo Gallery, Drescher Hall, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Rawness and Polish, art by Jay Kelly, through December 20, Commissary Arts, 68 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 310.990.9914.
Barbara Grover, Refuge(e)-Moments with the Darfuri of Iridimi, photographs, through January 11, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., 310.397.7493.
Mark Ruwedel, Westward The Course of Empire, through December 27, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, 310.453.0043.
Silver Seduction: The Art of Modernist Antonio Pineda, through March 15, 2009, Fowler Museum at UCLA, WW, 310.825.4361.
Michael Stevens: Against The Grain, through January 4, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.
Two Projects: Henry Taylor, Girrrrrl! (Project Room 1), Bruce Pollock: Circling West (Project Room 2), through December 13, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Wall Works, large-scale installation by Martin Kersels, through January 17, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
War as a Way of Life, group show curated by Clayton Campbell, through December 19, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, 18street.org.
Milford Zornes, Remembering an American Artist, 1908-2008, through January 25, 2009, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., 310.392.8537.