Every time you flush your toilet you use the City of Los Angeles’ sewage treatment infrastructure. But what exactly happens to that waste once it enters the sewer system and where does it go? Those are just a few of the questions that I sought to answer when I arranged a tour of the Bureau […]
While I love spending time in museums and galleries, one of my favorite places to experience art is in a private home. It’s there I not only encounter individual pieces of creative expression, but a highly personal context for the collected works. That context can imbue the art with additional meaning, as can the way in which […]
When I learned that Capitol Studios planned to celebrate its 60th anniversary by hosting tours of its historic facility, I immediately purchased a ticket. After all, this was my chance to get inside one of the most iconic mid-century modern buildings in Los Angeles.
I’m very excited to announce the publication of the first Curating Los Angeles walking tour. Titled UCLA Art Walk, this self-guided tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the northeast section of UCLA and focuses on the area’s impressive collection of public art, distinctive architecture and fascinating history.
The “mansionization” of Los Angeles and other southland communities has frustrated and angered many residents over the years, as new, large homes replace smaller ones on modest lots, blocking light and views and towering over their neighbors. There was a time in the not too distant past, however, when L.A. saw a completely different type […]
Obscura Society LA and Field Agent Robert Hemedes have organized a private, docent led tour of one of my favorite literary treasures in southern California – the William Andrews Clark Library. As I wrote in my blog post about the library back in October of 2010, “the library is managed by UCLA’s Center for 17th- and […]
de LaB is one of the most consistently creative design oriented organizations in Los Angeles. Its co-founders, Alissa Walker and Haily Zaki, are particularly adroit at coming up with engaging events that put you in touch with the city’s history, its vibrant east-side design community and noteworthy projects – both well known and undiscovered. It […]