In DTLA, a new kid on the (whole) block

The big news in the Downtown art scene is the mid-March arrival of mega-gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Its opening marks a homecoming of sorts for Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art who …

5.11.16

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2016

The 11th annual REDCAT International Children's Film Festival is spread out across three weekends and showcases an adventurous array of short films that are easily digested by even the smallest in your crew. Each hour-long program costs $5 and features films, organized by topic and age, by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs from around the globe in both live action and animation.
4.25.16

Peggy Orenstein on Girls and Sex – Join us on April 17

Forgive the cliché, but the world has changed and parents can barely keep up. In fact, in Peggy Orenstein’s great new book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, teenagers can barely keep up.
4.9.16

Spring Break 2016: Wonder and History in DC

Washington has always been a favorite Spring Break destination. With so many notable monuments and museums, there's something for everyone in your family. As soon as we got to town, we heard the buzz. We had to see the newly-restored Renwick Gallery Smithsonian, located right next to The White House.
4.8.16

VR: Get Ready for the Future

I recently brought an enthusiastic Virtual Reality producer to a session with 12 teen agers to explore what the new technology is all about. I had to admit a certain trepidation for this new medium, and the kids were thrilled …

3.31.16

Spring Break Recommendation: Getting Excited About Science

The Impossible Science Lab is located in the newly opened Discovery Cube LA, which promotes the wonders of science. This particular exhibit couldn’t do it better, but it is open only through March 26, making it a perfect spring break activity.
3.21.16

At the Autry: Making an impression on high schoolers

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.
3.1.16

Thanks to the Presidents for our Parks

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks program by watching an excellent new 3D /IMAX film on view at the California Science Center.
2.17.16

Down the Rabbit Hole with Author and Potter Edmund de Waal

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.
2.9.16