FlipKey Names Curating LA a Top 12 Los Angeles-based Blog

As the publisher of Curating Los Angeles, I am very honored to have been named a “Top 12 Los Angeles-based Blogger” by FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company that helps people find vacation rentals around the world. Check out their list! Jim Gilbert

Pacific Standard Time: Telling the Story of Art in LA, 1945-1980


As LA Times Art Critic Christopher Knight pointed out in a recent article, “…retrospective knowledge [of the early years of post-World War II art in Los Angeles] is broad but shallow, a surface barely scratched.” Recognizing the dearth of knowledge and understanding of this formative period in the city’s cultural development, the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute set out to uncover, document and reclaim the historical record of art in Southern California.

Los Angeles Public Library Virtual Resources – History at your Fingertips

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is an incredible resource for anyone interested in southern California history. Like most people, however, I don’t have the time to visit the library in person whenever I want or need to research a particular topic or find that amazing historic photo of some person, place or event.
To help address this problem, the library has made a concerted effort to make its vast collections more readily available to the public through an ambitious digitalization project. It has also put portions of select library exhibitions online for those who were unable to see them when originally on display.

The NY Times Frugal Traveler Explores LA by Bike

Seth Kugel, The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, recently set out to spend one week in Los Angeles on $100 per day. To meet this objective, he had to forgo renting a car and instead got around by bike and public transportation. He also saved money by staying in an inexpensive Santa Monica hostel.