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

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

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Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

3.23.15

Kidspace Greenhouse is Open Through the Summer!

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Nature once again takes center stage at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. A few weeks ago, Kidspace opened its latest exhibit called the Greenhouse. In keeping with the overall feel of museum, the Greenhouse is learning-oriented, tactile, interactive, and fun.…

3.22.15

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

Nature Lab at the Museum of Natural History

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In times of yore, after racing through exhibits at the Natural History Museum at my son’s breakneck pace, we’d pass the rest of the day in the Discovery Center. That was his free playtime and my rest period. Our last …

3.16.15

Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

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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

Watch a T-Rex Grow Up at The Natural History Museum

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One my son’s early childhood developmental phases was, what I like to refer to as, “the Dinosaur Phase”. It was phase one, closely followed by the “superhero phase” and then the “Lego period”.   Tragically my son’s Dinosaur phase coincided with …

2.19.15

Glimpse of Sky-Lit at The Broad

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The Broad Museum doesn’t open until September 20, 2015 but Angelenos were offered the chance to have a sneak peak of the unfinished, unsupported third floor of the new structure today — and turned out in droves! Here we all …

2.16.15