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Michael Govan Interview: The Director of LACMA on the Future of the Museum Space

Lita Barrie | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

"A picture is worth a thousand words" because complex ideas can be communicated with just a single image. The image of a museum amidst an implosion of moving, cultural images must stand out as an iconic image to symbolize the high value of art.

Meet L.A.'s Original "Urban Light"

Paul Haddad | Posted 06.08.2016 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

Since opening in 2008, Urban Light has become an unlikely beacon in the City of Angels. The installation has drawn even more interest since creator Chris Burden's recent passing.

Chris Burden: May His Light Continue to Shine

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Want to talk about miracles? How about the person who was once shot by a friend and survived? A couple of years later, the same person was crucified -- yes, he was literally nailed to the back of a Volkswagen. And once again, he survived. No, I am not talking about Jesus Christ.

Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.


The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles

The spare, modern courtyard at LACMA transformed into a bass-thumping hip hop venue Thursday night. Rap trio 3MG (Murs, Eligh and Scarub) performe...

Welcome to a Big, Small, Strange World of Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's not often that one can find art-related news on the front page of American newspapers. BUt Robert Mapplethorpe's name is once again front-page news -- and this time, it's good news.

Add Your Photos: Celebrate 'Urban Light' At LACMA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Without a recognizable urban skyline (yet), most people associate visual cues like palm trees and the Hollywood sign with Los Angeles. The LA Times re...

Not Just Another Awards Show

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Does LA's creative community really need another awards show? The surprising answer, based on what I saw at the inaugural Los Angeles Real Creativity awards, is a resounding "yes."