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Museum Exhibitions in Orange County and Laguna Beach

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

This elegantly installed exhibition is the first museum show of Marcia Hafif's works in her home state in 40 years. And looking at the informative, well-designed exhibition catalog, I gained a new level of understanding and appreciation of the artist's work.

Art and Politics

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have been advised on a number of occasions not to mix art and politics -- always heated subjects. But in the last few days I went to two museums where these subjects were mixed to maximum effect.

Daring & Inspirational Architecture Around the World

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In today's world of art and architecture, there is one name that unquestionably tops the list of greats, and that would be, who else? -- of course -- the one and only Frank Gehry.

Cars Don't Shop

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a lively conversation, the two transportation leaders spent the night riffing on how the streets and public spaces revolution happened in New York and elsewhere and what might be in store for Los Angeles on Reynolds' watch.

Top 5 Architecture and Design Exhibitions for Your Calendar

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Some brilliant ideas in architecture and design are being presented at galleries and museums around the world right now. From a modernist master in Sydney, to an innovative thinker in London, here are five exhibitions to plan for in the coming months.

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

Into the Woods... With Giuseppe Penone

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One hopes that this happy marriage between visual art and theater performance will continue to flourish in LA.

Joyce Is Still Blooming

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

James Joyce is blooming everywhere. New biographies have just appeared about his life as well as that of his publisher and supporter, Sylvia Beach.

Victoria Dailey on 'Tea and Morphine' at the Hammer Museum

John Seed | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
John Seed

If you were to ask writer, independent curator and antiquarian bookseller Victoria Dailey "What is the most shocking image of the late 19th century?" her answer would likely surprise you.

'Tea And Morphine' Exposes A Darker Side Of 19th Century Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

When we think of how women were represented in 19th century art, Mary Cassatt's high class matriarchs come to mind, enjoying their leisure hours with ...

Mysterious, Unsettling and, Well, Quite Disturbing

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When I invite my friends to come along to see an art exhibition, they know that they better be prepared for a challenging experience; nice and lovel...

Free at Last

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Recent news and developments coming from art museums in Westwood Village warm my heart. First, let's start by raising a toast to The Fowler Museum a...

SERIOUSLY GO: Hammer Museum

Bettina Korek | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week. Head to the Hammer Museum this Sunday to c...

Exploring Our Deepest Desires Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

When you visualize your memories, where exactly do these images come from? Controversial British artist Mark Leckey explores the various cultural arte...

Exhibitions that Engage Instead of Lecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are an architecture buff and Los Angeles is your hunting ground, then you are in luck. Over the last few months, thanks to the Getty initiati...

That Ain't All, Foulkes: Artist Llyn Foulkes Plays Music at the Hammer Museum

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Llyn Foulkes is a maverick, his body of work, a revelation. The Hammer's gifted curator, Ali Subotnik, told NPR: "He also doesn't really play by art world rules. He doesn't network. He isn't that interested in socializing or kissing up to collectors."

The Hammer's Perfect Trifecta

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Dara Friedman's Dancer includes more than 40 segments of 60 different Miami dancers: running, jumping, heads spinning and, on occasion, even dancing en pointe.2013-02-28-darafriedmanpull.jpg

From the Sublime to the Hauntingly Ridiculous

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let's go to UCLA's Hammer Museum to see an exhibition by Los Angeles artist Llyn Foulkes, whose work will scare the hell out of you. And if that's not the case, then there is probably something wrong with you.

'It's Like Intensive Therapy Without A Therapist'

Tracey Harnish | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

Llyn Foulkes. Who's on Third?, 1971-73. Oil on canvas. 48 x 39 in. (121.9 x 99.1 cm). John Jones Collection. One thing that I cannot transcribe fro...

Five Art Books for 2012

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

My choices include a beautiful coffee table tome, a local LA galley zine and three museum exhibition catalogs.

The Best Art Events This Weekend

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Art.Music. is the last of the Hammer's music residency wild Up. For this final concert, the orchestra examines the intersection of visual art and music by exploring the museum's collections and creating new site-specific work.

PLAN ForYourArt: November 15-21

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sterling Ruby, known for his biomorphic ceramic sculptures, nail polish drawings, and different forms of collage, leads a walkthrough of LACMA's current exhibition Drawing Surrealism.

PLAN ForYourArt: November 8-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Saturday is opening night of interior-design showcase event THR Design Hollywood, which includes 14 spaces designed by top Los Angeles interior designers, and Tuesday starts a five-day event bringing comic book enthusiasts and artists together.

CYRCLE: 'Magic Is Real'

Carmen Zella | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella


PLAN ForYourArt: September 27-October 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 11.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Today is the opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist William Eggleston. Los Alamos includes 37 large-scale pigment images from Eggleston's Los Alamos series.