Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at The Getty Center

Say Herb Ritts and statuesque black and white images of the world’s most beautiful people come to mind. The artist’s sleek images of famous folks in glamorous poses feel as though they’ve been part of our fame-obsessed culture forever. But …


Archived: Deciphering Another, Thread by Thread: Aligheiro Boetti by Afghan Women

As a very young girl, I was taught to embroider by my grandmother, and so passed along these skills to my daughter when she was in elementary school and spent hours doing craft projects. It’s meaningful to me when skills, …


Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids: Spring Break 2012

Not everyone has the same Spring Break but we’ve found two choice activities in each age group to keep your family busy in whatever time off you have!

ELEMENTARY: Spring brings butterflies, bugs and things that crawl!

Every year, Kidspace …


Metamorphosis in Action

Come to Kidspace Museum on April 28 or 29 for the 16th Annual Grand Butterfly Release ceremony.

If you’re particularly buggy, you might also like the big bug sculptures that are roaming around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens between …


Levitated Mass moves to LACMA

Yes, the famous rock is almost to LACMA  — it arrives on Saturday, March 10 between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM — so make a plan soon to catch it along the way.  The massive rock, which weighs 340 tons …


The Zimmer Children’s Museum

Nestled into an imposing building at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is a jewel of a spot where kids can relax and explore in an ultra-safe environment. We visited for the first time last …


Richard Diebenkorn at the OCMA

We can never explain why one artist or another grabs our heart but Richard Diebenkorn does just that for us. The Orange County Museum of Art has just opened a showcase of the painter’s Ocean Park series, the first museum …


Il Teatro Alla Moda: Art event for TFS Subscribers

If the premiere show from the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Beverly Hills is indicative of the quality of programming to come from the new center (coming in 2013), we're all in luck. Il Teatro alla Moda -- which is only in town through March 18 -- showcases bejeweled and one-of-a-kind costumes designed by Italian master couture stars such as Missoni, Versace, Fendi and Capuccio.

Rediscovered: Photographs of LA, San Francisco and NYC

In 24 hours, I came across articles describing the recovery of black and white photographs of three American masters — Ansel Adams, Robert Frank and Arthur Tress.  A strange convergence of timing – but, what a great chance to glimpse …