I had a chance to visit the new Marciano Art Foundation (MAT) recently and found myself fascinated by the unusual history of the building itself - specifically the work of artist and architect Millard Sheets, but also the odd legacy of the Scottish Rite Free Masons. Here are some tips for taking a tour of the building, what to know about the art in the collection, and tips for exploring the elegant neighborhood in which it is situated - Hancock Park.
How often do we have the privilege of having our eyes opened and our senses sated by an artist we hadn't known before?
I love LA - anytime you want to peek into a new corner of town, a discovery is to be made. My most recent discovery is a couple from Mexico who patented a new way of making prints, and has been working with some of the world's most famous living artists.
This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are, no doubt, artists about whom you have strong feelings. As two of the most prolific, iconic masters of the 20th Century, they need little introduction - adults will likely flock to LACMA's new show because it features famous but difficult-to-see canvases, and pits the two men's career trajectories against one another, revealing surprising parallels. But... how do you get kids to want to see this show?