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MOCA's Gala Supports "The Artists' Museum"

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Luke Wilson, Danna Ruscha, and Ed Ruscha. MOCA Gala 2016 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, ...

The Global Search for Education: Play it Again Spirio

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Play it Again Spirio Many experts say it could be as soon as 30 years when machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can. Glo...

Guide to Frieze Week, Spring Auctions, and Beyond in New York, 2016

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts

With art fairs, exhibition openings, and auctions galore, May in New York City is a busy time for the business of art. To help you navigate the week a...

After an Untimely Death, an Artist's Legacy Lives On in the Museum He Founded

MutualArt | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts

"Ultimately, I want to change the way people view art, the way people buy art, the way they make art."

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel : A Fortress of the Arts (photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles. Photo by EMS. Ivan Wirth speaks at the press opening. Photo by EMS. Los Angeles Grand Opening: Sunday 13 Mar...

Heaven or Hell or Both

Simon Watson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Simon Watson

MARK BRADFORD'S EXHIBITION Be Strong Boquan, now in Chelsea at Hauser and Wirth -- a gallery located on the former site of the legendary Roxy discotheque -- is a powerful site-specific channel to a bygone era of urban night life and sensuality.

Is The Broad a Great Public Collection or "The Largest Vanity Project of Our Lifetime"?

MutualArt | Posted 09.26.2016 | Arts

One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.

Doug Aitken 'Station to Station' (Review)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.

Station to Station, Ocean to Ocean: Catch the Doug Aitken Train

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For all the years that I have lived in America, which has become my home since immigrating from Russia a few decades ago, I've had a dream: to get behind the wheel of a car and drive thousands upon thousands of adventurous miles across this beautiful country of ours.

Art and Politics

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.04.2016 | 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.

MOCA Gala Honors John Baldessari (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday May 30, 2015 I photographed the mondo-chic attendees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 36th Annual Gala as they arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

Why Are White Men Touching Art?

Ry Molloy | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Ry Molloy

When a white man touches a painting, he is in effect rallying against the idea that something will not bend to make itself accessible to him. He is airing his frustration that something so symbolic of intellect could evade him.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have a secret; how not only to avoid the stress connected with holiday shopping, but instead, to enjoy it. Yes, to enjoy Holiday shopping! Are you ready? Do you have a pen and paper handy?

Must-See Painting Shows

Steven Zevitas | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

More than forty New American Paintings' alumni are on view this month throughout the country. They range from mid-career painter, Trenton Doyle Hancoc...

'Black Swan' Choreographer Dances Through MOCA

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

It's not every day you get to watch dancers caper around a museum gallery. But last Thursday, celebrated dancer-choreographer (and Natalie Portman's h...

They're Big, They're Heavy and, Boy, They're Gorgeous!

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Ladies and gentlemen, let me make holiday shopping easier for you and suggest that, instead of the torture of shopping in the crowded malls, you might want to escape into an old-fashioned heaven of a book store.

You Can't Step in the Same Society Twice: Art by Mark Bradford

Paul Klein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Mark Bradford's art is gorgeous, thick, meditative, relevant.

What's missing from Colorado's "Best of..." lists when it comes to visual art

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

I'm not usually keen on top 10 lists or "best of..." rankings particularly when it comes to the visual arts. (How do you rank something so intangible,...

Toby Tannenbaum Talks About Getty's "Open Studio" Program

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

Since joining the Getty Museum in 2008 as assistant director for education, Toby Tannenbaum has expanded its efforts to get contemporary artists involved in education projects. The most recent, Open Studio, is a set of free, online art lesson plans

An Embarrassment of Riches

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One can fantasize about LA art exhibitions the Broad Museum might present that other institutions were too timid to bring to town. As the Bible says, "A prophet hath no honor in his own country."

Viva la Revolución: Street Art Takes San Diego

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Last weekend, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego courageously opened the dialogue and its arms to embrace the chaos of the evolving street art scene.

NON-PROFIT ART: LAXART Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

This year, L.A.'s renowned nonprofit exhibition space LAXART celebrates 5 years as an influential player in the city's thriving art scene. On the occa...

Plan ForYourArt May 7-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

Plan ForYourArt April 22-25

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Spring, like art, is full of surprises. From fruit trees to desert festivals to cover artist Mark Bradford's community advocacy, art grows in unexpected places.