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

The Skirball Cultural Center’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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We’re always impressed with the exhibitions at the Skirball – they’re intellectually challenging and equally stimulating visually. The Skirball Cultural Center heralds an interest in expanding its reach to all peoples, not just those of the Jewish faith, as might …

6.5.13

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

 

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One of LA’s top tourist destinations is likewise a favorite of locals. Just to be on the hill with the views is a pleasure… and then, there is the art. Several major shows visit the Getty each year, and …

5.24.13

James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA

 

james turrell lacmaThe most exciting exhibit of the year opens at LACMA on Sunday, just in time for summer exploration. James Turrell: A Retrospective revels in the pure sensation and joy of Turrell’s work over the past 50 years. The 70 …

5.23.13

LACMA’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a large campus of seven museum buildings and generous outdoor space, an institution in the center of town that is endlessly entertaining for all members of the family. The permanent collection is …

5.16.13

Gary Baseman at the Skirball: The Door is Always Open

Baseman_Door_Is_OpenGary Baseman grew up in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles – his mother worked at Canter’s Deli and he attended Fairfax High. You’ll recognize his imagery from the cover of the box of the popular board game Cranium, from …

5.13.13

Spring Break 2013 Edition

10 ACTION ITEMS for this year's Spring Break The goal of any vacation is to expand our horizons beyond the normal routine. There's plenty of ways to do just that, here in LA. We've organized this year's Spring Break Edition with some motivating verbs!
3.26.13

Architecture Month in LA – Overdrive at the Getty Center

Overdrive/Getty CenterIf you have a yen for our city’s unusual and fascinating structures – from buildings to freeways –  the next three months present rich opportunities for exploring how the modern art of architecture has rose up over the past fifty …

3.22.13