Do Yourself a Favor (and Quick!)

Kehinde Wiley, “A Portrait of a Young Gentleman”

Would you drive across town to see one painting? I spend the day at The Huntington two weeks go, drawn to the Kehinde Wiley pictured here, and it was well worth the …

12.29.21

A lot of Quilting Going On

Three interesting exhibits are on view, here in LA and in Boston, with quilting at the center. As someone who loves the textile arts, I want to share links to each of the exhibits.

Hank Willis Thomas at Kayne Griffin

12.15.21

2 Museums: 2 Excellent Shows (with a fun connection)

Getty Center in December 2021

Many of us have curtailed plans to travel this holiday, providing an excellent opportunity to explore our own city’s cultural institutions — we used to call this a Staycation but now it’s just the New …

12.14.21

I Want to Watch all the Miyazaki Films Again

Layout, Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989),
© 1989 Eiko Kadono – Studio Ghibli – N

I visited the new Academy Museum in October and once I’d said hello to Bruce, the super-toothy shark from Jaws hanging in the main stairwell, I …

11.29.21

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