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Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014

Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014

These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public:

"Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880-1914" at UCLA Hammer Museum: Modest but absorbing, a print exhibition drawn from a promised gift to the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts offered a fascinating chronicle of one unintended effect in France of the opium wars in China.

"Andrea Bowers: '#sweetjane'" at Pomona College Museum of Art: The accomplished L.A. artist...