MOCA: Top Ten Things To See and Do

Museums of Contemporary Art are usually the edgier, more forward-thinking cousin of a city's traditional art institutions. Los Angeles, however, has a wealth of great museums and a plethora of of cutting-edge galleries. So how does a museum define itself as modern in such a modern city? It's not easy, and downtown's Museum of Contemporary Art has had a difficult time finding their place in LA's art constellation over the past few years. But not for lack of a terrific permanent collection and a couple of neat spaces. So we have put our focus on planning a really fun day for your family at the two campuses of MOCA.
7.24.13

Urs Fischer is for Kids!

The Family Savvy vists URS FISCHER at Moca

 MOCA’s Summer Show is Fun and Family Friendly – Open through August 19, 2013

When we first started to see images on FB and Instagram of big, fat, blue raindrops in a MOCA gallery a month ago, we admit to …

7.24.13

The Natural History Museum’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

NHMThe  Natural History Museum holds a vast array of knowledge about plant and animal life from prehistoric to the present day, as well as culture in California and beyond. We invite you to come check it out for yourself: see …

7.18.13

American Ballet Theatre at the Music Center, Summer 2013

 

This weekend, American Ballet Theatre is bringing an exciting repertoire and world-renowned dancers to the Music Center. Here is our review of the first night of performances, and reasons why you and your family should make plans to check …

7.12.13

Bugs Bunny (and more) at the Hollywood Bowl

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This past Weekend, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Looney Tunes cast delighted audience members at the Hollywood Bowl with a screening of classic, much-loved cartoons and extraordinary live music.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is the reincarnation of …

7.12.13

Visiting the Watts Towers

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Unless you’ve already heard of the Watts towers, you most likely wouldn’t expect to find a famous sculptural work in the middle of Watts. In fact, The Family Savvy’s journey to the towers involved plenty of thoughts like “we must …

7.11.13

The Huntington Library Top 10 Things to See and Do

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The Huntington is the perfect place for you and your family to get a little something extra out of the traditional “walk in the park”. Pack up your sunscreen and put on some comfy shoes, because you’ll be doing plenty …

6.27.13

The Getty Villa’s Top Ten Things to See and Do

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The Getty Villa lies halfway to Malibu atop a cliff, with magnificent views of the Pacific. The recreation of a Roman villa is filled with Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Parking should be reserved before a visit; be sure to …

6.10.13

The Hammer’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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Every time a visitor enters the Hammer’s lobby, (or drives by the at Occidental Petroleum Building’s lobby at Westwood and Wilshire), the view is strikingly different. The installations on the staircase up the main courtyard are in constant flux, representing …

6.10.13