5 Family Art Days Around Town (& Why They’re Great)

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Many museums around town offer rich arts programming for families during specially curated arts days — several occuring on a monthly basis. Dropping in for these clinics is an excellent, creative weekend diversion. Kids relax and play with arts and …

2.20.14

Art + Technology Laboratory at LACMA

We spent a little time with Joel Ferree of LACMA’s brand, spanking new Art + Technology Lab.  It’s a gorgeous, recently-renovated space with a cool green mood that is surely a boost to the creativity of all who enter.Art + Tech Lab/LACMA

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2.13.14

Cornelia Funke and Connecting Seas at The Getty Research Institute

Getting kids to think about the world before GPS navigation is like trying to explain a rotary phone. You can talk until your face is blue, and they’ll stare at you with that dreaded slack jaw and unconsciously fiddle with …

2.13.14

Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal

Why Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal: it's the Just Do It of Art Appreciation (and especially great for turning kids into art lovers)
2.7.14

What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart: Thoughts of Snow, Safety and Cloud Cake

Winter Games, the Kevin Pearce documentary, and a neat show about Winter Sports at SMMOA

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In the midst of California’s worst drought on

1.23.14

MLK, Jr. Day Reflections: 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen & a Charleston, SC Plantation

charleston plantationTraveling produces potent memories, and one of the most indelible experiences I’ve had on the road took place on the grounds of a former rice plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina called Middleton Place.  I can’t remember exactly why we …

1.20.14

3 Reasons to Explore DTLA

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Surprise, surprise! DTLA has been listed at the tippy top of several travel lists for 2014.  GC magazine declared that “America’s Next Best City is inside LA” — declaring DTLA one of the coolest places in the country …

1.15.14

Hockney at the de Young in San Francisco

The Family Savvy reviews David Hockney's The Bigger Exhibit at SF's de Young Museum.
1.14.14

Gray Whale Watching this Winter (and a Ticket Offer)

It's a perfect time of year to go get out on the ocean to see Gray Whales. Book a trip through the Aquarium of the Pacific.
1.8.14