ARCHIVED EVENT: Vivian Maier – Mary Poppins finds celebrity post-humously

Sometimes a story comes along that captures the imagination of everyone that hears it: the story of Vivian Maier is one of those tales. Maier was a nanny in upscale neighborhoods in Chicago in the 1950s (she once worked for …

1.26.12

Domestic Archeology: Yarn Bombing and Pinterest

My daughter is home from college on a long holiday break, and after a stint of rejoicing in the delights of her hometown (visiting favorite restaurants with other college cafeteria-weary freshmen), she has invested herself in a major purge of …

1.19.12

Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II at LACMA

I spent the morning at LACMA, witnessing the start of what I am pretty sure will be a beautiful friendship between a piece of art and LA’s kids.  Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II is a four-story model of a futuristic city, …

1.12.12

A Father/Daughter “Wow Moment” — Making a Wish for Women and Girls Worldwide

The first thing visible when you walk into Women Hold Up Half the Sky is the expansive “sky” that hovers above the gallery. My daughter, Rosie, the consummate twelve-year old, was immediately taken by it, which of course made me happy. As a museum professional, I lust for “wow moments” in museums, and so I was pleased that she had one right away. “This is amazing,” she said, peering over the railing of the mezzanine. “I can’t get over it.”
1.4.12

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a remarkable collaboration between over sixty museums and cultural institutions in Southern California to showcase the birth and renaissance of our local art scene. Major cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon and MOCA are hosting major retrospectives of various time periods, and other institutions are hosting incredible individual shows, such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Beatrice Wood exhibit and the Huntington's Sam Maloof exhibit.
11.25.11

ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Digital Darkroom, an exciting new show at The Annenberg Space for Photography, opens this weekend and should be required viewing for anyone with a camera -- you'll quickly be inspired to take your creativity to a new level, right at the comfort of your computer. Sponsored by Adobe Photoshop, and displayed in the most advanced digital facility possible, the whole family will enjoy seeing the variety of the manipulated images - from dogs dressed as people to incredible athletic portraits to dream-like flights of the imagination.
11.8.11

Women Hold Up Half the Sky at Skirball Cultural Center


Women Hold Up Half the Sky is a new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Museum, and we got a sneak peek last week. After weaving around sail-like walled spaces, learning about inspiring women from around the world, we inscribed …

10.31.11

ARCHIVED REVIEW: Beauty Culture at The Annenberg Space for Photography

At a certain point, young girls pick up fashion magazines and the longing begins. By the time they get to their Senior Prom, they are capable of turning themselves out as the epitome of youth and beauty. High-school girls can …

10.21.11