Things to Do with Kids in L.A.: Culver City

After the Thanksgiving craze, why not take advantage of a vacation day, and take the family on an excursion to one of  L.A.’s many cool neighborhoods? We’ve already covered the fun and excitement to be had in Downtown, Malibu

11.20.12

no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world at the annenberg space for photography

Duhalar child falls asleep on a white reindeer as her mother milks the herd nearby. Sornuk Valley, Hovsgol Province, Outer Mongolia. Photo by Hamid Sardar-Afjhami

Loving photography as I do, it’s always a treat to see what’s new at The …

11.16.12

Graphic Design at the Hammer

 

 

Last weekend, I stopped in to see a new show at the Hammer and was rewarded with not only a visually stimulating walk through the lobby, but the excellent news that Ammo has taken over the museum restaurant …

11.15.12

Americana Hanukkah – A Celebration of Freedom festival at the Skirball

The Skirball Cultural Center holds a family festival each year to celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights, and the day is always filled with all of the best of everything at the Skirball: something to look at, something to learn …

11.13.12

California’s Designing Women at the Autry National Center

Edith Heath United States, 1911–2005 Plate, handmade c. 1946. Vase, handmade, c. 1950.  Dinnerware c. 1948 to c. 1968, manufactured by Heath Ceramics

Dinnerware from Heath Ceramics represents some of the most design-savvy and beautiful objects for the table, and …

11.8.12

Mapplethorpe Moves to Los Angeles

Significant art and associated archives from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation have been jointly obtained by the Getty Museum, LACMA, and Getty Research Institute, and this week marks the start of a partnership to protect and preserve the work of the …

10.23.12

Creating the United States at the Skirball Cultural Center

An election year offers the opportunity to contemplate the marvels of the Founding Fathers breaking apart from Great Britain and creating the democratic nation that we enjoy (and vote in) today. A new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center, Creating

10.11.12

Mad about Metzker: The Photography of Ray K Metzker and the Institute of Design

City Whispers: Los Angeles, negative 1981; print 2006 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

The image above is the one Metzker photo with which I was familiar before heading into the Getty Center’s new show …

10.5.12

MacArthur Foundation “Genius Awards”

The Class of 2012 MacArthur Fellows were announced today – worth taking a look at the diversity of genius in our time. Here is Uta Barth, a photographer living here in LA. Coolest part of this whole deal is that …

10.2.12