George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Oct. 11-Feb. 12, 2012 @ The Grammy Museum

On Oct. 11, the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live will debut a new major exhibition focusing on the life of George Harrison, the 12-time Grammy winning musician who passed away in 2001.

The exhibit corresponds with two other projects of the same name. First Harrison’s widow, Olivia, releases a book this week and to follow is the broadcast premiere of a Martin Scorsese documentary (that will show on HBO in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6).

The Grammy Museum, along with the Estate of George Harrison, brings together a rare collection of artifacts from Harrison’s creative life. At the exhibit, prepare to be awed at the group of guitars used by the artist during his years with the Beatles and his solo career, his hand-written lyrics, personal journals and sketches, as well as a collection of stage outfits and personal photographs shot by the musician himself.

The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown. For more information, visit

The Feminine Canvas

Oct. 1-Nov. 6 @ Beacon Arts Building

For a little over a month, the Beacon Arts Building will display a collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, performance and writings that indulges widely discussed contemporary gender and body issues and questions of gender identity. In a world where gender roles and lines define society, feminism is one of the few great ways of approaching the topic from a collection of point of views of those who have in mind a set and specific ideas of the vast discussion of gender.

Today’s world has an ever so blurred line of gender. The Feminine Canvas may provide us with a fresh and clear-cut way of viewing such blurred lines, because it reflects both men’s and women’s contemporary struggles with constraints of gender identity. With texts that support each piece of work (written by notable L.A. writers) the pieces will come to life in even more vivid and at times shocking ways, with a mixture of witty humor and the history of the gender struggle that will continue to be an issue that will be continuously explored throughout our lives.

Beacon Arts Building is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood. For more information, visit