Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rousseau and Kandinsky in LA for the Summer

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Take our advice: don’t waste any time grabbing tickets to see LACMA’s new show, Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, which is only in town through September 14, 2014.  The Resnick Pavilion is filled to …

6.9.14

Get Your Kicks! Route 66: The Road and the Romance

Route 66 Autry MuseumWhat exactly is Route 66, you might be wondering. Sure, you’re heard about it  — most notably in the song, (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 by Bobby Troupe, which was covered by countless artists from Nat King Cole to …

6.4.14

Three Chords and the Truth

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash by Leigh Weiner

The Annenberg Space for Photography has a new show called Country: Portraits of an American Sound that presents a back-stage look at the history of country music through the work of photographers who followed the …

5.21.14

Pompeii: The Exhibition at California Science Center

What do the Pompeii show and the Getty Villa have in common? Mt. Vesuvius, of course!
The story of Pompeii sets our collective imagination alight on two levels: we envision living at the height of Rome’s flourishing culture and, simultaneously,
5.20.14

James Turrell’s Ganzfeld is Open for Another Year~

TurrellwebGreat news! We dropped by LACMA today and had the pleasure of discovering something thrilling – the museum has quietly reopened James Turrell’s popular Ganzfeld exhibit. The artist’s retrospective is now closed, but because the museum owns the popular light-field …

5.14.14

Mike Kelley at MOCA

Mike Kelley MOCA
Artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012) may be a Detroit native, but he’s certainly made his mark on Los Angeles. After attending CalArts in 1976, he remained in L.A. as both a faculty member and influential, experimental local artist. Some of his …

5.12.14

A No Brainer for Parents: The 529 College Savings Plan

My favorite author discovery of late is George Saunders, who just came out with a delightful book called Congratulations, by the wayIn it he urges kids to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives, with words of wisdom gleaned from

4.25.14

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Keats

A terrific, new show about the author/illustrator of the first children's book with an African American hero, Ezra Keats, just opened at the Skirball Cultural Center.
4.4.14

In C at the Hammer ONLY TWICE: 4/5 and 4/12

InCYou just have to trust us on this one – come to the Hammer courtyard on Saturday (4/5) from 1:00 – 5:00 PM to see In C, a unique performance visualization by The Industry of Terry Riley’s seminal minimalist …

4.3.14