January is Art Month in Los Angeles

Make it an annual New Year’s Resolution to take in as much art as you can in January, because the concentration of galleries and artists in town makes is possible to see a wide variety of new, vintage and master

1.28.15

Art, History, and a Boat Trip!

Take a trip to Alcatraz and see @Large: Ai Weiwei

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It’s a strange sight to behold an art installation that the artist will likely never see himself. Ai Weiwei’s site-specific installations at Alcatraz were conceived from his home in China …

1.21.15

Martin Luther King Weekend: How to Honor and Celebrate

LA has plenty of ways to honor Dr. King this weekend. Here are our picks:

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WATCH SELMA: It was Oprah’s efforts that got this film made, and she plays a quiet, powerful role of a simple woman who fights for …

1.13.15

Hudson River School at LACMA – How Kids Can Engage with These Paintings

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at LACMA

December 7, 2014 – June 7, 2015

The Course of Empire: Desolation, 1836 by Thomas Cole

The latest opening at LACMA is a robust collection of paintings from the …

12.5.14

Boyhood – Best Film of the Year?

One of our favorite films of 2014 is Richard Linklater’s dazzling film, Boyhood. Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) worked with the same cast — including Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar Coltrane (seen here from age …

12.3.14

A Drumroll for Whiplash

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The title alone made me nervous, it sounded like a violent car crash or a slasher movie, but based on word of mouth and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to brave the theatre. Whiplash is, in fact, intense. …

11.26.14

MOCA’s Sunday Studio: Warhol is the Subject on December 7

 Art Exploration for All Ages

The idea of creating art in the environs of a major art museum might seem intimidating, but MOCA’s quarterly art workshop — Sunday Studio – has established a rhythm and relationship to the community that …

11.25.14

Giveaway: MOCA’s What is Contemporary Art?

MOCA produced a book called Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art which uses paintings and other artworks from the collection to inspire an exploration of the creative process and an unpacking of meaning in contemporary art.

We have three

11.22.14

Getting Ready for Unbroken

Wonderful book has been adapted by the author for young readers in anticipation of film’s release at Christmas

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By far one of my favorite books of the past few years is Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to this …

11.17.14