Hemingway and all those wives

Frankly, I get all the wives confused because I have a blinding obsession with Wife #3 that has made it tough to focus on all the others.  Martha Gellhorn, the third wife, was played by Nicole Kidman in this month’s …

6.21.12

Made in LA 2012 at the Hammer — LA’s own Biennial

I love the Hammer. I love the lobby’s constantly changing art exhibit, I love meeting up with friends at the Hammer Cafe (delicious food by Wolfgang Puck) and I really love scouring the book store, which always tempts me with …

6.6.12

Things to Do with Kids In LA: Cleopatra at the California Science Center

When I first entered the newly installed Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center, I instantly lost my bearings. The dramatically darkened space, high lit with stone figurines, provides a stark contrast to the brightly lit atrium of the …

5.23.12

Art From the Ashes

Joy Feuer was in her car, listening to NPR describe the devastation of the 2007 California wildfire epidemic, when she had one of those “A Ha!” moment that changes lives. While listening to a firefighter describe the painful loss of …

5.16.12

Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA: K.A.M.P. event on May 20 at The Hammer

An indelible childhood memory is a powerful thing.

For Brooke Kanter, an afternoon spent making art a children’s museum under the guidance of a working artist led to an intuitive understanding of the creative process, and a natural connection to …

5.4.12

What to see in LA with kids this weekend : The Zimmer’s Show & Tell: The Art of Pop Culture

The Zimmer Museum’s Annual Show & Tell: The Art of Pop Culture art show runs until June 8. and includes some pretty cool works of art — several portraits by Hanoch Piven, John Baldassari, Robbie Conal, and more. The artwork …

4.25.12

National Geographic – I just can’t quit you

In a fit of spring-cleaning, I’m emptying shelves and bookcases around the house. I’m the first to toss or re-purpose anything that hasn’t been used in a few years, much to the chagrin of my husband** who still laments that …

4.23.12

Archived: Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Orange County Museum of Art

Driving over an hour to see some art may seem like a crazy idea, especially on Easter Sunday.  The way I had it figured, everyone feels a little bit reverent about something – my husband about going to Dodger Stadium, …

4.13.12

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 …

4.3.12