SNEAK PEEK: Frida Kahlo and the female surrealists

I got a look at LACMA’s new surrealism show this week.  In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States,  which opens on Sunday (1/29) and runs until early May, is significant for being the …

1.27.12

Subscriber Profile: Nathalie Kunin

I had breakfast this morning with Nathalie Kunin from Team Tutors. Nathalie founded the company in 2000, after leaving her post teaching fourth grade at The Center for Early Education, and currently has a thriving business with five employees …

1.26.12

ARCHIVED EVENT: Vivian Maier – Mary Poppins finds celebrity post-humously

Sometimes a story comes along that captures the imagination of everyone that hears it: the story of Vivian Maier is one of those tales. Maier was a nanny in upscale neighborhoods in Chicago in the 1950s (she once worked for …

1.26.12

Beauty and the Beast in 3D is a Little Too Real

“Mummie, are bad guys real?”

It’s the sort of question you don’t want to answer as a parent.  Up there with am I going to die someday and does Santa really exist.  You want to be honest, but you don’t …

1.24.12

Domestic Archeology: Yarn Bombing and Pinterest

My daughter is home from college on a long holiday break, and after a stint of rejoicing in the delights of her hometown (visiting favorite restaurants with other college cafeteria-weary freshmen), she has invested herself in a major purge of …

1.19.12

Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II at LACMA

I spent the morning at LACMA, witnessing the start of what I am pretty sure will be a beautiful friendship between a piece of art and LA’s kids.  Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II is a four-story model of a futuristic city, …

1.12.12

A Father/Daughter “Wow Moment” — Making a Wish for Women and Girls Worldwide

The first thing visible when you walk into Women Hold Up Half the Sky is the expansive “sky” that hovers above the gallery. My daughter, Rosie, the consummate twelve-year old, was immediately taken by it, which of course made me happy. As a museum professional, I lust for “wow moments” in museums, and so I was pleased that she had one right away. “This is amazing,” she said, peering over the railing of the mezzanine. “I can’t get over it.”
1.4.12

Clip and Share:

My mother still clips articles from the Boston Globe and sends them west, snail-mail style, for me to read. She likes to connect to her kids with this time-tested recipe for conversation. Here are a few fun articles from the

12.30.11

How to Win Tickets from The Family Savvy

If you are a subscriber to The Family Savvy, you’ll have many chances to participate in Enter-to-Win ticket giveaways to top concerts and performances. We’d love to send you and your family to something fun around town but first …

12.20.11