If political pundits werent so busy harping on the so-called immigration crisis, they might take a few steps back and see the bigger issues at play namely, the growing economic challenge posed by China. For most Americans, Chinas as foreign as a country can be. But what the mass media overlooks, the art world explores. The Boca Raton Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) has two offerings on display -- Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change and Edward Burtynsky: The China Series. The former features works by seven Chinese photographers, many of which compare the countrys urbanization with its agrarianism roots; other photos are of a more personal nature, such as Jiang Jians intriguing family snapshots. Burtynskys large-scale photographs are more focused on Chinas industrialization, from images of workers in textile mills to abandoned manufacturing plants neither of which youre likely to see on the nightly news anytime soon. Both exhibits are open now through June 18. Call 561-392-2500, or visit www.bocamuseum.org.
April 12-June 18