Now at the Norton Simon: Tête-à-Tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée

Industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) led a remarkable life in many arenas: business, philanthropy, and the arts among them. As a collector he amassed an amazing assembly of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and then later a …

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Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

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Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

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Art Tours Along the Metro

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We recently got up close and personal with our city’s subway system and the art that makes it extra special. Though public transportation in LA has a ways to go before it becomes the go-to means of getting around, you’d …

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You Tube Space LA & YouTube Kids

We stumbled upon one of LA’s coolest spaces last week, YouTube Space LA – a place for creators of content to play to their heart’s content. Nestled in the construction zone of the emerging Playa Vista work and play space, …

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Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Sawtelle Japantown

sawtelle-japantown-signWhile the cool factor of Sawtelle Boulevard has been on the rise for years, it’s now a bona fide Hipster Heaven of pan-Asian culinary delights, quirky gift shops, trendy clothing stores, and karaoke bars. But armed with a little background,

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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

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Alien She & Fred Tomasselli at the Orange County Museum of Art

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At the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) you can experience both art and politics without realizing it. The new show Alien She features the work of seven artists and highlighs  the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

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Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15

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 …

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