Now through October, the Autry Museum is featuring California Impressionism: The Gardena High School Collection, a small paintings exhibition curated and purchased by high schoolers between 1919-1956.
Screenagers is a new documentary, debuting March 2, that explores how teens interact with each other and their phones. Director, physician and parent, Delaney Ruston turns the camera on her own family and turns to experts to tackle the questions of how much is too much when it comes to video games and device addiction.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks program by watching an excellent new 3D /IMAX film on view at the California Science Center.
Edmund de Waal, whose books illuminate his studio art practice and vice versa, making for a joyful, if rambling, journey down the rabbit hole of his wide-ranging artistic fascinations. Now is an apt time to consider de Waal’s oeuvre, as the august Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills is currently featuring his new ceramics.
One rainy day last weekend, I found myself in the Hammer Bookstore, one of my favorite places. I'd ventured out to see the new portraits by Catherine Opie, the LA photographer whose work is hanging simultaneously in two places around town. And, I fell in love.
The Bowers Museum has a terrific exhibit of Diego Rivera watercolors illustrating Popol Vuh, an epic tale recording the origins, traditions, legends and history of the Quiché-Maya people from the dawn of creation until contact with the Spanish. After seeing the famous painter's work, stroll one block to the newly high-tech Kidseum.
My favorite adult reads of 2015 were (in order of most recently devoured): A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
Where can you pose with a polar bear in a snowstorm and snuggle up in a Zen Den to watch a live cam of polar bears in migration? At The Annenberg Space for Photography's Pearls of the Planet Live Cam, a creative immersive light and sound experience that helps kids learn about the migratory habits of polar bears.