The Norton Simon’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

Norton Simon Museum Entrance 5The Norton Simon Museum is a small but exquisite treasure tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. Built around the legendary collection of one of the 20th Century’s most successful art collectors (and one of LA’s early scions), the museum contains …

3.4.14

Gas Giant at MOCA Pacific Design Center

A new show at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center space is perfect for taking the kids. Gas Giant, which opened over the past weekend and will be on view until June 8, 2014, fills the two-story gallery space with hand-made

3.3.14

The Oscars! And FIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

The Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2 at the Kodak Theater and televised coverage starts at 4:00 PM on ABC.

Printing out an Oscar Ballot and voting at home is a fun way to celebrate the long-awaited event. Whether your …

2.21.14

The Autry National Center: The TFS Top 10 Must-Sees

AUTRYexteriorweb Are you looking for a quintessential California experience for your family? Look no farther than a colorful institution dedicated to the history of Western history and culture– the Autry National Center, located in Griffith Park next to the LA …

2.20.14

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

The …

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

Giveaway: Sleepover in Noah’s Ark on February 1

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Have your kids ever slept overnight at a museum? Like a moment torn from a pint-sized and tame version of A Night at the Museum, you and yours can snuggle down with the creatures of Noah’s Ark, as part …

1.23.14