Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Opens

This Sunday Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s gallery-on-steroids opens with a celebration of sculpture by women. HW&S occupies a box the size of a big-box store, with a Course of Empire… More ›


California Scene Gets Its Own Museum

California Scene painting was tough art for a tough time. Created mainly in the 1930s and 1940s, its talking point is familiar to all following the 2016 Presidential race. The little guy/gal has… More ›


Phantom Museum Sighting

Normally indigenous to East Coast media, the mythic “Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art” makes an appearance in an L.A. Biz film review.


Old LACMA to Close in 2018?

The Larchmont Chronicle has a feature on Michael Govan and Zumthor-LACMA. Govan sounds confident about the project’s timeline, saying “The idea is for us to close [partially] as [the… More ›


High and Low

This is what Catherine Opie’s 700 Nimes Road looks like, through People magazine googles. The magazine is running a photo feature.


Art School Confidential

Black Mountain College was a liberal arts college that died James Dean-young, and at about the same time. Black Mountain resonates today because it’s just like art school now and nothing… More ›

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A Photorealist for the Huntington

The Huntington’s Virginia Steele Scott Galleries have a one-room installation of recent acquisitions of American art (most of the American rooms remain closed for construction). It is… More ›


ESMoA and Wende’s “Plan”

The El Segundo Museum of Art’s latest exhibition/experience/whatever is “Plan.” Don’t try too hard to figure out the title (though the exhibition does include an Cold… More ›


Quote of the Day: John Lautner

“When I first drove down Santa Monica Boulevard, it was so ugly I was physically sick for the first year I was here.” —John Lautner (Sheats-Goldstein House, Elizabeth Daniels photo)


Pr0files’ “Jurassic Technologie”

On Feb. 23 alt-electronica duo Pr0files release their debut album, and it’s named for a Culver City museum. Explains Lauren Pardini, the Museum of Jurassic Technology “has an… More ›

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The Skyspace at Sheats-Goldstein

James Goldstein has promised to donate John Lautner’s iconic Sheats-Goldstein House (1963) to LACMA, along with an endowment for its care. Eventually the museum plans to arrange public tours,… More ›


Titian’s “Risen Christ” at LACMA

Risen Christ (c. 1511), hailed as the most important Titan rediscovery in years, is now on view at LACMA as a loan from an unidentified private collection. The painting made the cover of… More ›


Opie’s Elizabeth Taylor Collection

In November 2010 Catherine Opie got permission to photograph Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel-Air home. The results are now on view in “700 Nimes Road,” at MOCA Pacific Design Center,… More ›


Broad to Charge $12 for Cindy Sherman

The Broad’s free admission honeymoon didn’t last long. The Grand Avenue museum will charge $12 admission for timed tickets to its first temporary exhibition, “Cindy Sherman:… More ›


How the Getty Got a Baroque “Olympia”

In the catalog of the Metropolitan Museum’s 2002 Orazio/Artemisia Gentileschi show (now free to the Internet), Keith Christiansen likens the shock of Orazio’s early female nudes to that… More ›

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Neon Comes to Glendale

The Museum of Neon Art opened its new Glendale building this weekend with “Illuminations,” a group show of commercial and artistic works in neon. The two-story building by Shimoda Design… More ›


Zoot Suit, Before and After

LACMA’s zoot suit has a write-up in today’s L.A. Times and in the museum’s Unframed blog. Though purchased in 2011 for a record price, the museum didn’t publicize the… More ›

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Groundhog Day

“The opening of The Broad cements Los Angeles as a major contender…” —Eric Minh Swenson, Huffington Post, Sep. 30, 2015 “Los Angeles… has the potential to become a capital of… More ›


Andy Warhol’s Bad

Through April 3, Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art has a show of Andy Warhol‘s screen print portfolios. It includes early paper versions of Marilyn, the Soup Cans, and… More ›


The Republican War on Poetry

Among the more surprising names in the artist roster for the UCLA Hammer Museum’s 2016 biennial is poet and novelist Aram Saroyan (son of William Saroyan). It was the younger Saroyan who, in… More ›

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