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

LA Blasts Off: Journey to Space at the California Science Center

The California Science Center is hosting the travelling exhibition and 3-D film Journey to Space, which explore what it is like to live and work in space today, and what the future of space exploration holds. Since a visit to the Science Center also offers the opportunity to stand before the mighty Space Shuttle Endeavor, the museum is presently offering a high-impact trio of experiences for space enthusiasts, including several moments along the way where the local SoCal connection is noted.
11.3.15

For the Clever and Brave of Heart: Escape Rooms in LA

There’s something new in entertainment, not just in Los Angeles, but around the country and the world.  Maze rooms (also called escape rooms), are a new hour-long adventure phenomenon that send you and fellow gamers into a locked room where you must assemble clues and use your brain to get out again.  Can your team can solve the riddle before the hour is up? Success calls on cleverness and the ability to work together - though admittedly, the added pressure of being eaten by a Zombie might factor in, too!
8.26.15

Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg

In an exhibit titled The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book, the iconic poem "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg is re-interpreted by conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg. It's an awesome sight, and best viewed while listening to Ginsberg himself reading the hallmark text of the Beat Generation.
8.13.15

Noah Purifoy and Fierce Landscapes

This summer the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting the exhibition Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Purifoy since his passing, and eight of the large-scale sculptures that normally reside in the desert have been transported to LACMA for the occasion. Since these pieces have been temporarily removed from the site where Purifoy intended them to live and be viewed, the museum has mounted them on large, sand-covered platforms as a cue to visitors that these works have come from Purifoy’s outdoor museum.
8.4.15

Hope floats in MacArthur Park

This summer, Los Angeles will once again be the beneficiary of one of the Masseys’ massive projects: Spheres of Hope. Starting in the third week of August and remaining for four weeks, 7,000 vinyl spheres hand-painted with brightly colored floral and aquatic designs will be floating on the lake at MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles.
7.20.15

Subscriber Giveaway to SummerSounds at The Hollywood Bowl

We have a Family 4-pack to giveaway to the JUL 27 – 10am art, 11:15 performance. Please write to us at familysavvy@gmail.com if you'd like to Enter to Win!
7.17.15

It’s about time: Christian Marclay’s The Clock returns to LACMA

The Clock is a twenty-four-hour montage constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history, all depicting the passage of time. Each clip—be it a recognizable film moment (we spotted Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main) or a scene from an obscure television show—includes a shot featuring some type of clock, watch, or reference to time.
7.11.15

Now on Display: L.A.’s on the Menu at the Central Library

Whether you are scanning a chalkboard on the side of a food truck or paging through an elaborate bill of fare at an elegant sit-down restaurant, you probably read a menu simply to figure out what you want to eat. …

6.27.15