Sam Amato: New Paintings: Meditations on Nature, reception October 16, 5-7 p.m., through November 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
The Art of Ancient Greek Theatre, through January 3, Getty Villa, 17985 PCH, PP, 310.440.7300.
Phoebe Beasley, retrospective, through November 6, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main St., 310.392.8820.
Combustione: Alberto Burri and America, plus Italian Artists’ Books (in the Project Room), through December 18, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.
Crowns + Veils, art by SMC student Javiera Estrada, reception October 16, 6-8 p.m., through October 29, SMC Photography Gallery, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310. 434.4289.
Engaged Observers, documentary photography since the 1940s, through November 14, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
Arlene G. Hendler, paintings, reception October 16, 5-7 p.m., through November 13, FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.0345.
Eva Hesse Spectres, Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments, art exhibits, through January 2, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Injustice, Power, and Unusual People, exhibit of photographs by Jim Hubbard, through November 30, Venice Arts Gallery | 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 310.392-0846.
Inspired by Fashion and Finance: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, reception September 24, 6 p.m., through December 5, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 PCH, Malibu, 310.506.4851.
Ruth Leaf, art exhibit, benefits Upward Bound House, Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1008 11th St., 310.393.8258.
Mountains to the Sea, art exhibit, through November 28, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 PCH, 310.458.4904.
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, through January 23, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Lee Webster Shaw, through November 11, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.453.5757.
Velocity=Change, art by Joan Robey, 6-9 p.m., through November 7, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.829.6990.