The Oscars! And FIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

The Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2 at the Kodak Theater and televised coverage starts at 4:00 PM on ABC.

Printing out an Oscar Ballot and voting at home is a fun way to celebrate the long-awaited event. Whether your …

2.21.14

The Autry National Center: The TFS Top 10 Must-Sees

AUTRYexteriorweb Are you looking for a quintessential California experience for your family? Look no farther than a colorful institution dedicated to the history of Western history and culture– the Autry National Center, located in Griffith Park next to the LA …

2.20.14

5 Family Art Days Around Town (& Why They’re Great)

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Many museums around town offer rich arts programming for families during specially curated arts days — several occuring on a monthly basis. Dropping in for these clinics is an excellent, creative weekend diversion. Kids relax and play with arts and …

2.20.14

Art + Technology Laboratory at LACMA

We spent a little time with Joel Ferree of LACMA’s brand, spanking new Art + Technology Lab.  It’s a gorgeous, recently-renovated space with a cool green mood that is surely a boost to the creativity of all who enter.Art + Tech Lab/LACMA

The …

2.13.14

Cornelia Funke and Connecting Seas at The Getty Research Institute

Getting kids to think about the world before GPS navigation is like trying to explain a rotary phone. You can talk until your face is blue, and they’ll stare at you with that dreaded slack jaw and unconsciously fiddle with …

2.13.14

Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal

Why Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal: it's the Just Do It of Art Appreciation (and especially great for turning kids into art lovers)
2.7.14

Giveaway: Sleepover in Noah’s Ark on February 1

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Have your kids ever slept overnight at a museum? Like a moment torn from a pint-sized and tame version of A Night at the Museum, you and yours can snuggle down with the creatures of Noah’s Ark, as part …

1.23.14

What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart: Thoughts of Snow, Safety and Cloud Cake

Winter Games, the Kevin Pearce documentary, and a neat show about Winter Sports at SMMOA

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In the midst of California’s worst drought on

1.23.14

MLK, Jr. Day Reflections: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen & a Charleston, SC Plantation

charleston plantationTraveling produces potent memories, and one of the most indelible experiences I’ve had on the road took place on the grounds of a former rice plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina called Middleton Place.  I can’t remember exactly why we …

1.20.14