Family Fun Weekend at The Annenberg Space for Photography

Bring the family this weekend to mark the closing of the exhibit LIFE: A Journey Through Time with a Family Fun Weekend!
3.17.16

Now at the Hammer: Leap Before You Look

 

Leap SignFrom 1933–57, a small, avant-garde liberal arts school in North Carolina created powerful waves in the art world, with repercussions that continue to impact art practice and arts education to this day. Black Mountain College, located in the bucolic …

3.9.16

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

Screenagers

Screenagers is a new documentary, debuting March 2, that explores how teens interact with each other and their phones. Director, physician and parent, Delaney Ruston turns the camera on her own family and turns to experts to tackle the questions of how much is too much when it comes to video games and device addiction.
2.25.16

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

Catherine Opie: Having an LA moment

One rainy day last weekend, I found myself in the Hammer Bookstore, one of my favorite places. I'd ventured out to see the new portraits by Catherine Opie, the LA photographer whose work is hanging simultaneously in two places around town. And, I fell in love.
2.3.16

Diego Rivera Watercolors at The Bowers Museum (and a trip to Kidseum!)

The Bowers Museum has a terrific exhibit of Diego Rivera watercolors illustrating Popol Vuh, an epic tale recording the origins, traditions, legends and history of the Quiché-Maya people from the dawn of creation until contact with the Spanish. After seeing the famous painter's work, stroll one block to the newly high-tech Kidseum.
1.29.16

Favorite Books of 2015

My favorite adult reads of 2015 were (in order of most recently devoured): A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.
1.7.16