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Life is short, art is forever

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

To describe the last few weeks and the upcoming days as tumultuous would be an understatement. I believe that now, more than ever, we need an extra do...

Nobel Prize In Literature Goes To... Musician Bob Dylan!

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A most welcome surprise of the last week was the announcement that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. Yes, to Bob Dylan! -- one of the most esteemed and beloved American musicians.

Art. Passion. Politics.

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When two weeks ago the Los Angeles Times published an article with a reproduction of "Adam" and "Eve" by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder -- the news was good, at least for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

Mulberry Diaries: Tales of Urban Farming

Tara Fass | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Tara Fass

Speckled with light, French Impressionist Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits, 1899, Norton Simon Museum The tree at the center of this oil painting looke...

Robert Berman Gallery Takes Us Back in Time to Recreate a Legendary Art Party!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Take a step back in time to 1963... ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY recreates a legendary art event...the long awaited retrospective of the conceptual artist Ma...

Red and Blue: From Precious to Common

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Back in the day, getting the right color was much, much more complicated. As an interesting coincidence, there are two museum exhibitions in Southern California right now that tell the intricate and fascinating stories of how these two colors, red and blue, evolved from being rare and precious materials to commonplace.

Ruth Weisberg: The Adventure of Living In Between

John Seed | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Her art is driven by her sense of empathy towards a profound quest for life's redemptive meanings as the antidote for her glimpse of incomprehensible evil.

Cities and Art That Bring Us to Tears

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, Memorial Day is over. But, some memories continue to linger. I keep thinking about an intriguing article I read in yesterday's New York Times op-ed section by T.M. Luhrmann, which asks the question, "What gives certain places their extraordinary power to move people so deeply?"

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...of Museums

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Once upon a time -- a long, long time ago -- the world of art museums was a relatively quiet, scholarly domain of academic pursuit and aesthetic conte...

One Luxury Billionaire Collectors Cannot Afford

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The problem, as I see it, is that those extremely successful and extremely busy people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending time to educate themselves about art world beyond the headlines of the last few years.2013-03-07-koonstulippull.jpg

An Art Remedy for Your Cold

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I hear that many of you greeted 2013 with coughing and sneezing -- me too. I treated myself with everything my late mother taught me. But what ultimately turned things around was a generous dose of splendid art.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the rearview mirror, it's time to cram some culture before the holiday merchandising ramps up again. Here are our choices for the week.

PLAN ForYourArt: March 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For their last installation, CamLab will use money as material in a hands-on group exchange. Longtime "economicalists," members of CamLab will facilitate the creation of a pop-up micro-economy. Visitors can participate or observe.

Art, Sex, and Rock 'N' Roll

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The naughty, photo-based, provocative works by two Angelino artists, Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, will raise your body temperature by a couple of degrees, unless, of course, you're dead.

What's Up for October From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Now that you've survived Back to School and the abrupt shift to homework-filled evenings, we think you should book a babysitter and take an evening off.

Twelve Angry Heads

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last decade, the name of Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei has become known not only to the art connoisseurs but to a wide public as well.

"Basel Mural I" by Sam Francis: An Artist at the Height of His Powers

John Seed | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
John Seed


Is Norton Simon Show A Big Lie?

Mat Gleason | Posted 06.09.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The Norton Simon Museum has the best collection of art in Southern California. This is the last museum that should ever have to acquire modern and con...

Art Authority: An Amazing iPad App for Art Lovers

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

What if you could suddenly afford that library of art books you've always wanted? What if, at the touch of a button, you could see how artists have depicted angels or demons through the ages?

Surface Truths -- Abstract Painting in the Sixties: This Artweek.LA (March 21-27)

Bill Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush


Culture Zohn: Alt Oscar: The Other Gold in Los Angeles

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-02-20-zpull.jpg We also have actual places to go and things to see that will make your heart go pitter-patter and even echo this year's Best Picture nominees.