LACMA at 50

Big birthdays are always a big deal, but it is hard to imagine having a better 50th than LACMA did this week. To celebrate, a new show is now on view, 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s …

4.25.15

Now at the Norton Simon: Tête-à-Tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée

Industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) led a remarkable life in many arenas: business, philanthropy, and the arts among them. As a collector he amassed an amazing assembly of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and then later a …

3.30.15

Art Tours Along the Metro

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We recently got up close and personal with our city’s subway system and the art that makes it extra special. Though public transportation in LA has a ways to go before it becomes the go-to means of getting around, you’d …

3.17.15

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

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Kids, with proper guidance, can really enjoy the Hammer’s latest new show, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio. More than enjoy, it may actually stimulate their creativity! The freshest of ideas are often best comprehended by children …

2.28.15

Now at the Getty: J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Turner canvases from Tate London in LA through May

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It had poured rain the night before, and though we eagerly ascended the stairs toward the Getty’s special exhibition space, everyone was stopped in their tracks by the breathtaking view. It

2.26.15

Alien She & Fred Tomasselli at the Orange County Museum of Art

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At the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) you can experience both art and politics without realizing it. The new show Alien She features the work of seven artists and highlighs  the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 2

Eames House

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Located on a scenic oceanfront bluff in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House was the family home of Charles and Ray Eames, celebrated for their groundbreaking, often playful contributions to furniture and industrial design, architecture, films, exhibitions, and even …

2.22.15

Bring your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 1

 Schindler House

 

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Nestled behind a thick wall of bamboo on Kings Road in West Hollywood, the Schindler House was designed by architect and Viennese émigré Rudolph Schindler and is considered one of the world’s first modern houses. You approach …

2.22.15