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Bergamot Station

The Metro Arrives...In Time for the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS June 5th, 2016

Henry K. Long | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Henry K. Long

The metro has finally arrived at Bergamot Station, but with the train comes uncertainty and inevitable change for the galleries housed at the popular ...

Ed Moses at 90, Still Kicking Ass

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Ed Moses, one of the best-known LA artists, celebrates his 90th birthday. People who had the chance to get to know him will agree he is a feisty man. ...

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica? OK, not exactly. It's actually something better. A light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to within blocks of the...

For Whom the Bell Tolls, It Tolls for Thee... SMMoA

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For the last quarter century, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, with its dozens of art galleries and art-related businesses, has been a major cultural attraction for art aficionados from all over Los Angeles.

An Art Party Hop Wrap Up!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The Los Angeles art scene is booming! As an arts writer, each weekend I attempt to see as many exhibitions as possible.

Get Your Art Party Hop on... a Busy Saturday for Art in LA!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

This Saturday, January 9, proves to be busy start for 2016 for the Los Angeles Art World. Some stand out exhibitions take place downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and in Culver City.

War and Peace and War: Czech in L.A. Opens September 19

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Tradition meets revolution in this fascinating and captivating group exhibition featuring new contemporary art from the Czech Republic.

Bergamot Station: The Night to Remember

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Just imagine marble statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses coming to life and moving through the air with divine grace, as if earthly gravity simply does not apply to them.

Pas de Deux

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.

Hilary Brace: Entering a Moisture-laden Palace

John Seed | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Simultaneously suggesting the artist's sense of awe and her consciousness of nature's fragility in the face of global warming, Brace's recent body of work manages to seem both tangible and imagined.

Richard Bruland and Sophia Dixon Dillo: Art Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Those who favor a meditative kind of art could do no better than a visit to the current dual exhibition at Lora Schlesinger Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

At Bergamot Station: Great Paintings for Every Taste

John Seed | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
John Seed

On a visit to Los Angeles a few days ago I saw enough terrific paintings to last me for awhile. The images can do most of the talking -- but I do want to tell you that if you love painting you are going to be be impressed by the quality and variety of what you see at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station the next time you drop by.

Lekha Singh's Global Society

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Ultimately documentary is not always about tragedy or the lost -- sometimes it's about unexpected kinship, and embracing the heartfelt and familiar. Sometimes, simple beauty is the most in need of being documented.

Campuses Belong to the People, Too -- Part 2 of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents

Frank Gruber | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Frank Gruber

If one factor epitomizes the disagreement between New Urbanists and Landscape Urbanists as both described and imagined in Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents, that factor would be the difference between a network of streets and a campus.

A Cloud Over Computing: Forster's "The Machine Stops," and Artist Smith's "I, Disconnect" Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In fact, Twitter ensures that we're losing our need or even ability to spell correctly. Our calculating software ensures we don't have to do mental arithmetic or physically balance our bank ledgers, anymore.

Pereira the Maverick, Pereira the Fool?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Three months ago, when I heard the news about the proposed erasure of LACMA's old campus in favor of an ambitious new building by "starchitect" Peter ...

Herb Alpert Is a Consummate Musician, Artist and Philanthropist!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Herb Alpert (center) and Lani Hall (left) with 2013 winners of the Alpert Awards. "When I was 8 years old, I went into a music appreciation classroom...

Cardboard Becomes A Precious Commodity

Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Poor cardboard. Like packing peanuts or bubble wrap, most often the discarded material lives a life in the shadows, housing prized objects and artwork...

Twin Peaks Like You've Never Seen It

Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts

If you have ever taken advice from a log, dreamed about a one-armed man, or ordered your coffee "black as midnight on a moonless night," then this is ...

'Footprints on Snow' Finds Its Way

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars... if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... and you get somewhere close t...

'Dreamscapes' And Impossible Architecture

Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts

Jenny Okun takes multiple exposure photographs of architectural forms, transforming them into kaleidoscopic dreamscapes. Although the photographer...

'Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

The title of Charlotta Westergren's new exhibition is "SERE: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape." SERE is a military program that originated to tra...

Lillian Bassman's Fashion Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts

Lillian Bassman was ranked among photography legends like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn because of her ability to blend commercial and artistic techn...

Lillian Bassman's Fashion Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Lillian Bassman was ranked among photography legends like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn because of her ability to blend commercial and artistic techn...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Art Gone Wild!

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are biweekly features where we invite critics to review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the t...