What to Read Right Now: Recommendations for February 2013

Here’s a round up of books we’re enjoying right now that span the globe in topic — from parenting to politics to pure pleasure. KOTCreadingSonya Sotomayer’s autobiography My Beloved World chronicles her path from an underprivileged child suffering from Juvenile …

2.7.13

LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance

LA's Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance - The Family SavvyLA’s music and dance communities come together this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most infamous pieces of music ever composed, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Want to find out why the original production sparked a …

1.23.13

Mapplethorpe Moves to Los Angeles

Significant art and associated archives from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation have been jointly obtained by the Getty Museum, LACMA, and Getty Research Institute, and this week marks the start of a partnership to protect and preserve the work of the …

10.23.12

Mad about Metzker: The Photography of Ray K Metzker and the Institute of Design

City Whispers: Los Angeles, negative 1981; print 2006 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

The image above is the one Metzker photo with which I was familiar before heading into the Getty Center’s new show …

10.5.12

Recommended! We love a play that’s in town for only a month is John Logan’s RED – a drama about the artist Mark Rothko and his young assistant that won the Tony for Best Play in 2010. Taking place over …

8.8.12

Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life at the Norton Simon Museum

The words “still life” and “family-friendly” don’t often find themselves in the same sentence, however the cleverly-curated show at the Norton Simon Museum might change your notion of what kids find intriguing. With bugs and butterflies, Breugel and Picasso and …

7.29.12

Things to Do with kids in LA: Outdoor Screenings this Summer

Forget your Hulu and Roku and all those crazy devices you’re using to watch classic films — all you really have to do is head out into town and it’s a sure thing that you’ll find an outdoor screening that …

7.7.12

Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography at the Peter Fetterman Gallery

The mystique of a rock & roll band is difficult to define, but when the music and the image of the band come together, they live in our hearts forever. Or, at least, they do for the bands portrayed in …

7.7.12

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line at The Getty Center

We fell in love Gustav Klimt and his golden paintings, The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bauer-Bloch II, when they visited town several years ago. Since then, we’ve read a few great books on the topic of fin-de-siècle Vienna and …

7.2.12