Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic
Chris & Don: A Love Story Moving and marvelously eccentric, the film chronicles one of the great modern love stories -- a 30-plus-year romance between British writer Christopher Isherwood and L.A. portrait painter Don Bachardy. In addition to their important works, the pair were immortalized in David Hockney's famous 1968 double portrait. Opens Fri. One-week engagement. Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. (310) 281-8223.
The Marvel and Measure of Peru: Three Centuries of Visual Histories, 1550-1880 This grab bag of illustrated historical documents will include the usual (maps, books, etc.), the unusual (woven textiles) and the incomparable (the "Historia general del Piru" by Spanish missionary Martín de Murúa, the first Pre-Columbian history of Peru, a manuscript the Getty owns). Opens Tue. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. (310) 440-7300.
SATURDAYCaia Koopman: Eternal Verities and Mark Gleason Two concurrent solo exhibitions. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; ends July 27. (323) 666-7667.
Mondongo: Gaslighting An exhibition of works by the Argentine art collective that includes Juliana Laffitte, Manuel Mendanha and Agustina Picasso. Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica; ends July 26. (310) 264-4678.
Group Show Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; ends Aug. 16. (310) 837-1073.
Group Show: Joint Custody Project Found Gallery, 1903 Hyperion Ave., L.A.; ends July 12. (323) 669-1247.
Group Show: That's Not How I Remember It Anna Helwing Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; ends Aug. 16. (310) 202-2213.
SANTA MONICA / WESTSIDEGlenn Barr Billy Shire, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City; ends July 12. (323) 297-0600.
Harry Benson: Politics as Usual Photographs. David Gallery, 5797 Washington Blvd., Culver City; ends Aug. 23. (323) 939-9069.
Matty Byloos: All New Nurses Sandroni Rey, 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; ends July 12. (310) 280-0111.
Joe Clower: Past and Present Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City; ends July 26. (310) 815-1100.
Eye of the Storm: War Through the Lens of American Combat Photographers Reform Gallery, 816 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; ends Sat. (310) 854-1033.
D.J. Hall: Full Circle An exhibition of works in the painter's signature hyper-real style depicting Southern California women in their sun-drenched backyards. Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 6031 Washington Blvd., Culver City; ends July 12. (310) 836-9055.
Joel Morrison: Circus Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills; ends July 18. (310) 271-9400.