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My Kids Grew Up Hating Art... And This Is What I Did About It

Brooke Kanter | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Brooke Kanter

I thought that because I love art, my kids would automatically love art too. I imagined my children would be cultured and we would spend our weekends visiting walking through museums and galleries. I was wrong!

A Week of Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Music

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What a week it was, and what a week it is, with art, dance, theater, fashion --all that here in LA and across the Atlantic in Moscow and Florence. And yes, I've seen it all, and hope that you will enjoy some of these adventures as well.

9 Avante-Garde Musicians You Should Add To Your Playlist Right Now

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

Call them art rockers. Call them experimental performers. Call them hybrids. The following artists, bands, collectives and in-betweens work somewhere...

Tibetan Monks Create Wildly Intricate Sand Painting In Meditative Masterpiece

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

The mandala is a spiritual symbol that represents the universe. Literally translating to "center and its surroundings," mandalas always contain a cent...

Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer

MutualArt | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts

The second edition of the Hammer Museum's new biennial, Made in L.A. 2014, has brought a slew of emerging and under-recognized artists to the museum for a compelling exhibition.

To Walk Amongst Giants Or To Jam Out Alone?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

The second biennial exhibition "Made in L.A. 2014," featuring 35 Los Angeles-based artists, "permeates every available area" of Los Angeles' Hammer Mu...

Judy Fiskin: The Hammer's Summer Blockbuster

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

In keeping with summer being the season for superhero sequels, the Hammer Museum is presenting "Made in L.A. 2014," its second biennial selection of contemporary artists working in Los Angeles.

Scent "Concert" Takes You On A Trip To Japan Via Your Nose

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Style
Mary Orlin

Perfume is an emotional thing.  One spritz and you're transported back to childhood, a first love or a special place you've visited.  Scent is evoca...

Six Picks for the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's summertime -- we've got paddle-boarding, fireworks and outdoor screenings to keep your crew happy and occupied....

'That's Why I Find So Much Art Boring Now'

ARTINFO | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts

At the age of 78, Foulkes is having his second big moment. The L.A. artist and musician showed with Ferus Gallery in the 1960s and enjoyed early recog...

If You Liked 'Gallery Girls' You'll Love 'Gallerina'

ARTINFO | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts

Between "Gallery Girls" and just plain old "Girls," recent hits of TV, reality and otherwise, have more than capably demonstrated the rich fodder that...

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With the election behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we're solidly in the season when the year's best movies come to theaters: We're loving both Lincoln and Skyfall, but still have eyes for some other good culture around town.

Should Museums Be Free?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

Could museums be free? The innocent enough question came from an audience member at the recent Zócalo panel in Los Angeles on Friday. Three promin...

Methinks the Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Museum director Ann Philbin states, "In recent years Los Angeles has given New York (and Paris and London and Berlin) a concerted and determined run for its money as the liveliest, and most flourishing, art capital in the world."

It's Our Time For A Biennial: Made In LA

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles

"LA is the epicenter of creativity in the world today," said Jarl Mohn at the preview of Made in L.A. 2012: the first Los Angeles biennial hosted by T...

Lucy Blodgett

The Quintessential Museum Guide | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.17.2012 | Los Angeles

Every year since 1977, global citizens unite to celebrate the importance of museums in society on International Museum Day. This year's celebration fa...

Leonard Nimoy Explores Secret Selves and "Dangerous Territory"

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

Sometimes a guy gets called "Renaissance man," and many guys (to their peril) call themselves that -- but rare and wonderful is the real deal. I recently spoke with one of these guys, a real-deal Renaissance person. His name is Leonard Nimoy.

Pacific Standard Time:35 Years Of LA Through Artists' Eyes

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.28.2011 | Los Angeles

The Getty Museum set out to capture Los Angeles' social and artistic transformation from the golden-era in the 1940s to the creative spirit of the ear...

Deathly Fascinating...

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman


What's Up for March From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Observation is the core of the scientific process, and we have a great way to start good science habits in your kids. Each March, Kidspace Museum in Pasadena hosts Caterpillar Adoption Days.

What's Up for January From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Our New Year's resolution is to put a little more tiger into our Western tank of parenting... just as soon as we recover from another weekend of sports games and sleepovers.

The Best and Worst of 2010

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On a personal level, I want to say "thank God" that the year 2010 is coming to an end, but artistically speaking it was definitely a year to remember.

A Delicious Art Spread for Your Thanksgiving Weekend

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It always struck me as odd that people couldn't see exhibitions on their day off. For the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, I want to present you with a whole spread of delicious art exhibitions.