Sam Amato: New Paintings: Meditations on Nature, 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.
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.
Linda Ekstrom, through November 20, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.frunkingallery.com.
Engaged Observers, documentary photography since the 1940s, through November 14, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310.440.7360.
F•utility: Absurd Acts of Radical Intelligence, through November 20, Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., www.santamonicaartstudios.com.
Arlene G. Hendler, paintings, 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, 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.
Astrid Preston, East/West/Spring/ Fall, Julius Shulman, Centennial 10/10/10, through November 20, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 310.828.6410.
Remembering Henry Fukuhara: A Memorial Exhibition, through December 10, SMC Emeritus College Art Gallery, 1227 2nd St., www.smc.edu/emeritus.
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, through January 23, 2011, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310.443.7016.
Peter Shire: Hokkaido Story, sculpture exhibit, through December 4, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3434.
Wall Works: Zippy’s Nicknacks, Tonics, and Magical Gadgets, art installation by Bari Ziperstein, through January 30, 2011, G-Gallery Hallway, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 310.586.6488.