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

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

Hugo – from page to screen (and some Oscars in between)

 

Our favorite in this season’s varied crop of family films is Hugo, director Martin Scorsese’s sumptuous 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning, best-selling novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. At first glance, Hugo would seem to hail from …

11.28.11

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

Carousel at the LA Zoo

Kids can climb on something new at the LA Zoo — a gorgeous new carousel with endangered animals instead of horses for children to ride. The carousel, which includes a komodo dragon, a poison dart frog, a Sumatran tiger and …

10.26.11

ARCHIVED EVENT: The Diavolo Residency:


One of the best things about skateboarding is that kids get to try a trick over and over again until they get it right, usually without a coach or a parent telling the what they’re doing wrong. Teens, and anyone …

10.26.11

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