Now at the Getty: J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Turner canvases from Tate London in LA through May

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It had poured rain the night before, and though we eagerly ascended the stairs toward the Getty’s special exhibition space, everyone was stopped in their tracks by the breathtaking view. It

2.26.15

Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 2

Eames House

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Located on a scenic oceanfront bluff in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House was the family home of Charles and Ray Eames, celebrated for their groundbreaking, often playful contributions to furniture and industrial design, architecture, films, exhibitions, and even …

2.22.15

Bring your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 1

 Schindler House

 

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Nestled behind a thick wall of bamboo on Kings Road in West Hollywood, the Schindler House was designed by architect and Viennese émigré Rudolph Schindler and is considered one of the world’s first modern houses. You approach …

2.22.15

How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

How to Take Advantage of Free Museum Day: Jan 31, 2015

This weekend, museums around the southland will be opening their doors for free to the public, and here is a list of participating institutions. Here are our picks for the day, arranged by age groups.

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Travel up …

1.28.15

January is Art Month in Los Angeles

Make it an annual New Year’s Resolution to take in as much art as you can in January, because the concentration of galleries and artists in town makes is possible to see a wide variety of new, vintage and master

1.28.15

The End of Language by Jean-Luc Godard and Endangered Languages at The Hammer

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A young friend of mine graduated from college with a degree in linguistics and landed a summer job at Google. Her classmates had scoffed at her choice of the seemingly antiquated course of study, but it turns …

1.24.15

XMass Through the Gift Shop

Do you have some problems to solve on your gift list? We sure do — the kids who have everything, grandma who says she doesn’t want any more “things,” and babysitters and teachers who deserve something better than a candle. …

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