After the Goldrush

Combining artifacts from gold rush-era California with the work of the ground-breaking artists from California's Bay Area, Pioneers--a new show at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art--is simultaneously a social history and contemporary art exhibition. The show reflects on the spirit of independence and exploration among California's early migrant population through the lens of the art of California's political, social, and cultural upheavals. Moving image works by Ant Farm and Bruce Conner, the theatrical practice of the Cockettes, and works by Diego Rivera and Dorothea Lange are only some of the artworks which illustrate how art can resonate with cultural moments past, present and future. 'Pioneers' runs through November 5th.