Posts Tagged: LACMA

LACMA to Explore Germany’s New Objectivity

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Stephanie Barron’s latest rethinking of German modernism is “New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933.” Debuting at the Museo Correr in Venice in May, it… More ›

LACMA Unboxes 50th Anniversary Gifts

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LACMA is previewing “50 for 50,” an installation of gifts, mostly promised, in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary. Opening this Sunday, April 26, it will offer free… More ›

Quote of the Day: Imelda Marcos

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“I like the modern. I like the abstract. I like them because they get me to thinking. You know, sometimes I do not understand them. But I like things that I do not understand because they make… More ›

William Pope.L’s Ragged Old Flag

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Dark since Hello Kitty Con 2014, MOCA Geffen has made an deft segue to “William Pope.L: Trinket.” (You can never have too many friends! to The Friendliest Black Artist in America.) The… More ›

Imelda Marcos Bought LACMA’s “Goya”

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I’ve just spoken with LACMA’s Patrice Marandel on the museum’s erstwhile Goya painting, Portrait of the Marquesa of Santa Cruz. He confirms that LACMA sold the painting in 1978. The… More ›

Whatever Happened to LACMA’s Goya?

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Christopher Knight may have just solved a mystery. What became of Norbert Kricke’s Space Sculpture, the modernistic centerpiece of LACMA’s 1965 campus? (You’ll find the apparent… More ›

LACMA Turns 50

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened to the public on April 1, 1965. See how many museum supporters, celebrities, and artworks you can recognize in these photos by Ralph Crane of LIFE magazine,… More ›

Splish Splash

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Last night Christopher Hawthorne hosted “A Debate Over the New LACMA” at Occidental College. There was some discussion of the merits (or lack thereof) of William Pereira’s 1965 LACMA… More ›

LACMA Buys a Bernini at TEFAF

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The Art Tribune is reporting that LACMA has bought a major Gian Lorenzo Bernini portait bust at TEFAF. Ursula Schlegel first identified the bust as a Bernini in 1992. It appeared in the Getty’s… More ›

LACMA Is #4, on Instagram

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LACMA is  the 4th-most Instagrammed museum in the world. Michael Govan has lately adopted this as a talking point, crediting the public artworks Urban Light and Levitated Mass for the ranking. The… More ›

Larry Sultan’s Mom Is a Meme

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Larry Sultan’s My Mother Posing for Me (1984), in the artist’s LACMA retrospective, has caught the eye of Twitter wit Uncle Dynamite (@UncleDynamite). SEE ALSO Joseph Ducreux, Master of… More ›

A Renaissance Odd Couple Remains a Mystery

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LACMA has reunited a Paolo Veronese painting cycle in “Four Allegories by Veronese: A Rediscovery and a Reunion.” The museum bought two of paintings in 1974 as a gift of the Ahmanson… More ›

Antonio Mancini, the Last Realist

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LACMA has put on view a work by the artist that John Singer Sargent considered “the greatest living painter.” That wasn’t Cézanne, nor even John Singer Sargent. It was Antonio… More ›

“The Clock” to Run Overtime

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LACMA is planning to show Christian Marclay’s The Clock for two months this summer. The world’s most accessible conceptual video has mostly been shown for its 24-hour running length only…. More ›

Islam Meets Neon

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“Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East” surveys LACMA’s collection of contemporary Islamic art, said to be the largest in an American museum. The installation starts… More ›

Groundhog Day

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“Los Angeles is knocking hard on the door of the elite club of art-world cities.” —The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 2, 2015 “The Broad, sharing the Grand Avenue block with the… More ›

LACMA Reveals Resnick, Nathanson Gifts

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LACMA has announced major gifts of art from the Resnicks and Nathansons, in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary. Jane and Marc Nathanson are promising eight blue-chip contemporary works… More ›

L.A. Catches Up to East Lansing (or Not)

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“Los Angeles is finally catching up to East Lansing,” begins a story in the Lansing State Journal. The piece refers to the Broad, understood (in East Lansing) to be a me-too response to… More ›

Tacita Dean’s “J G” to LACMA, Met

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LACMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have jointly acquired Tacita Dean’s J G, a film inspired by Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and British novelist J.G. Ballard’s short story,… More ›

The Broad Goes Big

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The scaffolding is now off the Broad’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro building. The latest press release says the Grand Avenue museum will have “more than 50,000-square-feet of public gallery… More ›

Raymond Roussel, Godfather of Conceptualism

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Pierre Huyghe, now subject of a LACMA show, has credited Raymond Roussel (above, 1877-1933) as a key influence on his work. Roussel was an eccentric poet, novelist, and playwright who was much admired… More ›

Zumthor on Black and White

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“It might not be black. It might even be white. In fact it was white—all last week it was white. But then I woke up one morning, and it was black again. And now I’m pretty sure… More ›

Palmer Hayden’s Harlem (in L.A.)

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LACMA’s Archibald Motley show is accompanied by an installation of related works (“LACMA Collects: Scenes from the Great Migration”). Among them is Young Girl Reading, a late (1960)… More ›