Now at the Hammer: Leap Before You Look

 

Leap SignFrom 1933–57, a small, avant-garde liberal arts school in North Carolina created powerful waves in the art world, with repercussions that continue to impact art practice and arts education to this day. Black Mountain College, located in the bucolic …

3.9.16

At the Autry: Making an impression on high schoolers

Now through October, the Autry Museum is featuring California Impressionism: The Gardena High School Collection, a small paintings exhibition curated and purchased by high schoolers between 1919-1956.
3.1.16

Down the Rabbit Hole with Author and Potter Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal, whose books illuminate his studio art practice and vice versa, making for a joyful, if rambling, journey down the rabbit hole of his wide-ranging artistic fascinations. Now is an apt time to consider de Waal’s oeuvre, as the august Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills is currently featuring his new ceramics.
2.9.16

Catherine Opie: Having an LA moment

One rainy day last weekend, I found myself in the Hammer Bookstore, one of my favorite places. I'd ventured out to see the new portraits by Catherine Opie, the LA photographer whose work is hanging simultaneously in two places around town. And, I fell in love.
2.3.16

Diego Rivera Watercolors at The Bowers Museum (and a trip to Kidseum!)

The Bowers Museum has a terrific exhibit of Diego Rivera watercolors illustrating Popol Vuh, an epic tale recording the origins, traditions, legends and history of the Quiché-Maya people from the dawn of creation until contact with the Spanish. After seeing the famous painter's work, stroll one block to the newly high-tech Kidseum.
1.29.16

Polar Love

Where can you pose with a polar bear in a snowstorm and snuggle up in a Zen Den to watch a live cam of polar bears in migration? At The Annenberg Space for Photography's Pearls of the Planet Live Cam, a creative immersive light and sound experience that helps kids learn about the migratory habits of polar bears.
12.12.15

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

Diana Thater / LACMA

Diana Thater was born in California in the early 1960s and received her MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where she currently teaches. A pioneer in the field of video art, her work is refined and elegant, …

11.26.15

Get to Know: Jim McHugh and the ESMoA

TOUCH: Original Artworks Paired with Photographic Portraits by Jim McHugh is an art experience at the El Segundo Museum of Art and features McHugh’s portraits of L.A. artists from the 1960s to today - including rarely seen vintage Polaroids and original 8x10 transparencies.
11.11.15

September’s Openings and Closings

A plethora of art events are taking place this month, starting with architecture but including some rare California Impressionist paintings and a new show about mummies. Take note of these openings and closings when it comes to planning your September.
9.1.15