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Bergamot Station

Richard Bruland and Sophia Dixon Dillo: Art Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Those who favor a meditative kind of art could do no better than a visit to the current dual exhibition at Lora Schlesinger Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

At Bergamot Station: Great Paintings for Every Taste

John Seed | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
John Seed

On a visit to Los Angeles a few days ago I saw enough terrific paintings to last me for awhile. The images can do most of the talking -- but I do want to tell you that if you love painting you are going to be be impressed by the quality and variety of what you see at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station the next time you drop by.

Lekha Singh's Global Society

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Ultimately documentary is not always about tragedy or the lost -- sometimes it's about unexpected kinship, and embracing the heartfelt and familiar. Sometimes, simple beauty is the most in need of being documented.

Campuses Belong to the People, Too -- Part 2 of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents

Frank Gruber | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Frank Gruber

If one factor epitomizes the disagreement between New Urbanists and Landscape Urbanists as both described and imagined in Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents, that factor would be the difference between a network of streets and a campus.

A Cloud Over Computing: Forster's "The Machine Stops," and Artist Smith's "I, Disconnect" Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In fact, Twitter ensures that we're losing our need or even ability to spell correctly. Our calculating software ensures we don't have to do mental arithmetic or physically balance our bank ledgers, anymore.

Pereira the Maverick, Pereira the Fool?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Three months ago, when I heard the news about the proposed erasure of LACMA's old campus in favor of an ambitious new building by "starchitect" Pete...

Herb Alpert Is a Consummate Musician, Artist and Philanthropist!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Herb Alpert (center) and Lani Hall (left) with 2013 winners of the Alpert Awards. "When I was 8 years old, I went into a music appreciation classroo...

Cardboard Becomes A Precious Commodity

Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Poor cardboard. Like packing peanuts or bubble wrap, most often the discarded material lives a life in the shadows, housing prized objects and artwork...

Twin Peaks Like You've Never Seen It

Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts

If you have ever taken advice from a log, dreamed about a one-armed man, or ordered your coffee "black as midnight on a moonless night," then this is ...

'Footprints on Snow' Finds Its Way

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

Imagine Claude Monet's pastel Poplars... if Monet was working 100 years later and spent a lot of time on the internet... and you get somewhere close t...

'Dreamscapes' And Impossible Architecture

Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts

Jenny Okun takes multiple exposure photographs of architectural forms, transforming them into kaleidoscopic dreamscapes. Although the photographer...

'Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

The title of Charlotta Westergren's new exhibition is "SERE: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape." SERE is a military program that originated to tra...

Lillian Bassman's Fashion Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts

Lillian Bassman was ranked among photography legends like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn because of her ability to blend commercial and artistic techn...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Art Gone Wild!

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are biweekly features where we invite critics to review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the t...

PLAN ForYourArt: January 5-11

Bettina Korek | Posted 03.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For the first of three MOCA events, CamLab will transform two adjoining spaces in the museum, encouraging visitors to oscillate between immersion and agency as they occupy the various perspectives proposed by the installation.

David Jien at Richard Heller Gallery

Tracey Harnish | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

2011-09-29-imagepull.jpgDavid Jien's drawings/paintings are depictions of life in another world. It's a world of war, religion, science and sex.

Chain Letter: A Group Exhibition Featuring Sixteen Hundred Artists. Fact or Fiction?

Lisa Adams | Posted 09.30.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

2011-07-31-Screenshot20110731at5.09.27PM.jpg "This is a chain letter, yes, but it is also an invitation to participate in the Chain Letter show at the Shoshana Wayne Gallery. See below for details and please forward this to 10 artists you admire."

PLAN ForYourArt: June 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Zocalo Public Square is hosting a discussion on the upcoming California redistricting process. Will these new maps actually change the state's political landscape?

In Memory of Gallerist Hermann Bachofner

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Hermann Bachofner brought to America his native Swiss love of precision that translated well to the path he chose.

PHOTOS: Kafka, Trompe-L'Oeil And Vietnam: Haiku Reviews

Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

PHOTOS: Hans Bellmer's Erotic, Surreal Engravings

Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

Hans Bellmer was one of the poster-boys of the 'Degenerate Artists' who the Nazis denounced and effectively expelled from Germany in the 1930s. The pa...

Santa Monica's Best Kept Art Secret

globomaestro.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

As strange as it sounds, one of Santa Monica's best-kept secrets is its most thrilling arts center. That's mostly because of its location: right by th...

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...

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.

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Merging Body And Spirit, Summer Mann At RoseGallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Summer Mann WHAT: Paintings 1969-2010 WHEN: 9 October - 27 November, 2010 WHERE: RoseGallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Aven...