Noah Davis is showing at the Underground Museum through September 30, 2022 (image: courtesy)

Among its many dazzling attractions, one of LA’s most slept-on secrets is its dynamic arts and culture scene. With major institutions like the Getty and MOCA going strong alongside smaller emerging galleries, a host of art collectives, roving galleries, and pop-ups, the City of Angels has a seriously bustling art scene, one to rival those of other major art market cities.

Now at The Broad, visit the ever-popular Instagram-worthy installation rooms of Yayoi Kusama’s Longing for Eternity, and stop by her Infinity Mirrored Room-The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away when it returns later this year.

Then, make your way over to MOCA, for the final days of Jennifer Packer: Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep (through Feb 20). A short drive down the 10 at the Hammer Museum, Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation (Feb 6 through May 15, 2022) is the first major retrospective for the dynamic video and performance artist, featuring a diverse array of video, mural paintings, photography, performances, collaborative works, and more. Or, try Kishio Suga: Paper at Blum & Poe Jan. 15 to Feb. 26, offering the first major survey of his paper works outside of Japan.

Finally, one of the art world’s most anticipated events of 2022 is the re-opening of the Underground Museum with an exhibition of the museum’s founder, Noah Davis curated by longtime friends Helen Molesworth and Justen Leroy; Noah Davis is showing through Sept. 30, 2022.

Written by Shelton Boyd-Griffith