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Santa Monica Museum of Art

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.

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.

Three Stops on Our Way to the Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, as you can imagine, I take the Oscars very seriously, and follow all the brouhaha leading up to the live Sunday broadcast. And this year was no exception. But for me, along with a few good friends, the party actually started the day before, on Saturday. That's how it went...

Great Recipe for Fourth of July: Art and BBQ

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I was surprised to get so many comments from you, my dear and smart listeners, in response to last week's program, where I mentioned the embarrassing ...

Lights, Camera, Action: Take Two

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Now that all the prayers, celebrations, and wonderful food of last week's Passover and Easter are behind us, it's time to get back to business. And I ...

'Michael Queenland: Rudy's Ramp of Remainders,' Santa Monica Museum of Art

James Scarborough | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Although we can survive 40 days without food and three days without water, we apparently can't go but 35 seconds before we need to make sense of something (threats, social interactions, things in a museum) around us. That's the problem with "Rudy's Ramp of Remainders."

A Vortex of Images: Mysterious, Challenging and Very Noisy

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last weekend, I went with friends to check out several promising exhibitions at various L.A. galleries. At three of those galleries, we were fortunate enough to meet the artists and talk with them about their work.

The Vagina Dialogues

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The career of any artist of distinction is always full of battles, many of them won, some of them inevitably lost. I would like to know what you think of this exhibition of Mickalene Thomas and her risky dialogue with Big Boys of art's past.

'Origin of the Universe' Takes On Art History Greats

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Mickalene Thomas' works range from paintings of fractured interior spaces to thought-provoking riffs on famous works of art, yet her themes remain con...

Magnetic Fields That Create Earthly Paintings

Tracey Harnish | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

2012-02-01-imagepull.jpgGeorgi Tushev uses paint with a high quantity of pigment, and when exposed to magnetic fields, the results are unpredictable and three dimensional.

Magnificent Seven From the Year 2011

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Style
Edward Goldman

I thought it might be a good idea to finish the year by talking about the most memorable, adventurous exhibitions in Los Angeles' museums and galleries over that last year.

Young Men and a Lot of Chocolate

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In Beatrice Wood's famous response to an inquiry about the source of her youthful spirit, the 90-year-old artist revealed her secret: Oh, it's simple -- young men and a lot of chocolate.

When Showing Off Is the Name of the [Art] Game

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman


Remembering Lucian Freud

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The death of great cultural figures always prompts us to assess their impact on art and, ultimately, on the way we perceive ourselves. The recent deat...

Marco Brambilla's Epic 3D Video Art

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

After watching Marco Brambilla's 1992 film Demolition Man, audiences would have felt a sense of finality. The credits rolled, the lights went up and t...

In a Dark Room. Intoxicated.

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the last couple of decades, video art has slowly been shaking off its status as stepchild in the world of art-making. These days, it's resolutely the darling of the international art scene. 2011-06-10-edward.jpg

Your Weekend To-Do List: Toasting Leslie Nielsen, Spike Lee Signs 'Do The Right Thing'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For film buffs who want to get the jump on this year's cinema buzz, a road trip to the Palm Springs International Film Festival is on the agenda. For ...

THE SKINNY: Baldessari, Pettibon, And 'The Power Of Ten' On View Santa Monica Museum Of Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: The Power of Ten: Take a Chance on Art WHO: Santa Monica Museum of Art WHERE: Santa Monica Museum of Art Bergamot Station G1 2525 Michigan Ave...

WWII Tragedy Transformed This Doctor Into an Artist

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I look at the humble materials of Alberto Burri's early works and see the deprivation of his life -- a young Italian doctor of the Fascist party, a POW in an American camp in a remote area of Texas.

The Best of 9/11

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On 9/11, my survival instinct suggested that a celebration of good art is ultimately the best way to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Even if the tunnel is long and dark, and the light is, at first, rather difficult to perceive.

Locked Into Now

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

Whether it's the charm of his candor, the confidence exuded by his high pitch, his witty intonation or simply his overall prosody, there's something about Irving Blum that captivates his audience.

Plan ForYourArt April 30-May 2

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

"Through the Grapevine: Streams of Transit in Southern California's Great Pass" explores the stretch of land, from the far edge of Los Angeles to the Central Valley, that serves as an artery for the transit of goods and people,

Plan ForYourArt June 11-13

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Matthew Barney's five-part film epic The Cremaster Cycle traces the creative process (in non-chronological order), with each film standing as a complete realized work in itself.

Plan ForYourArt March 11-17

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

This week in art includes the riches of Los Angeles' downtown Broadway theater district.

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.