Best of 2016: Los Angeles Art Shows

The rest of the world seems to finally be giving Los Angeles its due as a world-class art city, and while much of the press is hype, there’s no doubt that the art scene is flourishing in unprecedented ways. A few new major institutions have opened or been announced, like the mega-gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the Main Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, while the gallery district just east of the LA River continues to expand, fueling a heated debate over art and gentrification. These top 10 shows in no way capture a full overview of the art seen in LA this year, but they provide highlights of the rapidly developing artistic landscape of the city.

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Chris Alexakisart