Happenings: Top Art News, from “Chicago in L.A.” to Francis Bacon in Monaco

This week, we launch our first summer city guide, featuring our home turf, New York; we highlight the permanent collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA); and we feature the Brooklyn Museum’s current show “Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963–74.”
… in Los Angeles, Hueman opens at Project Gallery; David Hendren opens at Anna Meliksetian | MJBriggs; Matthew Rolston opens at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art; and “Infinitude” opens at Roberts & Tilton; Albert Oehlen opens at Gagosian Gallery; John Altoon and “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky” open at LACMA.
… in San Francisco, Sara VanDerBeek opens at Altman Siegel Gallery; Val Britton and Christine Elfman open at Gallery Wendi Norris; Marc Katano opens at Stephen Wirtz Gallery; and “Modernism from the National Gallery of Art” opens at the de Young Museum.
… in London, Rachel Goodyear opens at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; Sam Francis opens at Bernard Jacobson Gallery; “Alex Da Corte, Jack Greer, Augustus Thompson” and Leo Gabin open at White Cube; Volkan Aslan opens at Pi Artworks; Mario Dellavedova opens at Sprovieri; and Adriana Varejão opens at Victoria Miro Gallery.
In the news last week, legendary poet Maya Angelou died (New York Times) and her portrait was added to the National Portrait gallery (ARTINFO); Marina Abramović’s new performance work is tied up in controversy over “nothing” (The Guardian); plans are underway for an institute dedicated to Francis Bacon in Monaco (The Guardian); State Russian Museum plans a satellite in Málaga, following Pompidou’s lead (The Art Newspaper); a Frenchman came clean after stealing a Rembrandt painting 15 years ago, with a story that is reminiscent of the popular novel The Goldfinch (ARTnews); video art fair Moving Image plans an edition in Istanbul this fall (The Art Newspaper).