Do You Really Need an Excuse to Head to Hauser + Wirth?

Returning to the comfort of Hauser + Wirth’s DTLA galleries (including lunch at the fabulous Manuela) was a treat that helped me to feel that the worst of our quarantined days were over. The Amy Sherald show is gone, but …

7.1.21

Get to Know: Alice Neel

Discovering an artist for the first time is a thrill that thousands are having this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s blockbuster “Alice Neel: People Come First.” The exhibit is the first retrospective of the artist’s work …

6.24.21

Get to Know LA: Sister Corita Kent

Images: Sister Corita Kent

You may recognize some of these colorful images, or at least find yourself warming quickly to their style and energy – they harken back to the Pop era but, did you know that they tell a …

6.9.21

Ai Weiwei at the Skirball is Powerful

Ai Weiwei: Trace at the Skirball Cultural Center offers Angelenos the opportunity to understand one man’s legacy of artistic protest, as well as to learn about dozens of political activists throughout recent history. The exhibit, which runs through August 1, …

6.3.21

Wanna Get Away… to a Museum in LA?

Exploring museums and their grounds is a great first foray back after over a year of lockdown. We took a look at the most popular museums in the Los Angeles area, their reopening plans and new, noteworthy exhibits. Fair warning: …

6.2.21

Amy Sherald: See these six paintings before 6/6

Luminous paintings on display until June 6
5.19.21

Basquiat + Jazz at The Broad

We can’t get to museums right now, and fortunately the best institutions are pivoting with creative quarantine programming. This three-part video series from The Broad features jazz musicians interacting with the museum’s new installation of it’s thirteen Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings …

1.26.21

Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20

Covid Coping: Top Picks for Online Museum Resources for Families

It’s hard to sort through all the many resources on line, so why not start with a few of our best museums in the US. Here, curated for kids, are some choices for activities which are active and creative.

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4.25.20