The Getty exhibition hopes to make us really see Los Angeles. Co-curator Rani Singh says, "these buildings become intimate in a way, and hopefully with our exhibition, one comes out with a different understanding and an appreciation for the city that we live in and the level of beauty here."
From March Madness and the Asics L.A. Marathon to three remarkably stimulating visual painting, photography and fashion shows, this upcoming weekend is a great chance to celebrate the multifaceted perks of being an Angeleno.
Let's go to UCLA's Hammer Museum to see an exhibition by Los Angeles artist Llyn Foulkes, whose work will scare the hell out of you. And if that's not the case, then there is probably something wrong with you.
Beneath the glitz and glamour of the showbiz capital of the world is a sprawling city with neighborhoods catering to every personality imaginable, ensuring endless possibilities of activity for anyone.
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.
There are thousands of things to do in Los Angeles, and it's near impossible to figure out how to make the most of a short trip. Here are some of the best, well-rounded suggestions for anyone looking to get a 'little' off the beaten path.
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 biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex. The tour features resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, and performance art.
Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.
On my last trip to New York, I dumped my bags at the hotel and grabbed a cab to the Neue Gallerie uptown. There I spent a delightful hour perusing their exciting collection... especially one painting, the legendary portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."
For the Wild is the collaborative manifestation of Kelly Poe's correspondences with seven activists. In her letters, Poe asked them to describe the places that keep them sane and what time of day to visit these sites.
If you haven't been to the Getty Villa in awhile, now is the time to plan a quick trip there. The current show is an exhibition of four giants of the modern art world: Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, and Francis Picabia.
Marina Abramovic, looking very professorial in her white coat, instructed all of us to obey the rules and not to talk to, and definitely not to touch, any of the performers whose heads or naked bodies were displayed on our tables.
Could there be a crueler indictment of an art world that is convinced of its moral superiority to mainstream culture than to be subsidized by one of the criminal financial forces that has brought our culture to its very knees?