The LA Art Show is Back

Now in its 22nd year, the LA Art Show is once again bringing its curatorial vision to downtown Los Angeles by highlighting the work of established and emerging artists from around the world. Utilizing 150,000 square feet of exhibition space at the L.A. Convention Center and expecting upwards of 70,000 attendees, this year the event […]

Peter Wu: Rise of the Fly II

If you want to explore “the aesthetics of technology and processes of transformation and translation,” an approach rich with potential is to examine the two classic sci-fi horror films called “The Fly” (Kurt Neumann, 1958 and David Cronenberg, 1986). That’s precisely what artist Peter Wu (b. 1976, Windsor, Ontario) does in his new exhibition Rise […]

Make a Personal Statement with a Self-Designed Wearable Button

Promotional buttons have a long history in the United States. They’ve been used in political campaigns, as promotional tools for organizations and causes, and as a means to deliver some other personal statement or message.

Post Thanksgiving Family Fun – Animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Skirball Cultural Center hosts its family-friendly program called Last Weekends of the Month. This Saturday and Sunday, you and your family can enjoy screenings of animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s, inspired by the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. These classic cartoons—featuring Daffy […]

Photographer Larry Sultan Retrospective Opens at LACMA

Later this week the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the first retrospective of works by Larry Sultan (1946–2009), the highly influential California photographer. Titled Larry Sultan: Here and Home, the exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan’s conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works made in later […]

Made in L.A. Music at the Hammer

Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, is now on view through September 7th.  Featuring works by 35 Los Angeles artists, many of whom are emerging and under recognized talents, the exhibition debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the show. 

Visiting the Los Angeles Police Museum

I first learned about the Los Angeles Police Museum from Joan Renner, a writer, lecturer, and social historian with expertise in the area of historic Los Angeles crime. I met Joan on Esotouric’s Eastside Babylon tour and during one of our conversations she mentioned her volunteer efforts at the museum to preserve LAPD history. Since […]