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Modern Art Collection has modern touches in its new home

Modern Art Collection has modern touches in its new home

| July 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

An audio tour that tells of a Picasso lover in his youth, and a 1920s ragtime piece, are both just a smartphone click away in the new home of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent Modern Art Collection. Walk past touchless doors to enter the light-filled, thoroughly modern galleries filled with 250 works […]

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Museums open after yearlong shutdown

Museums open after yearlong shutdown

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

After a year of lockdown due to the pandemic, all of the four major museums along Miracle Mile’s Museum Row have — or will soon — open, with safety protocols in place. The first among them is the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., which had its rollout last month. The Los Angeles County Museum […]

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LACMA exhibits are ready to open pending government okays

LACMA exhibits are ready to open pending government okays

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Several new exhibits at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have not yet been seen by the public, even though the exhibits were installed early last year. They had the misfortune to be readied just before the pandemic shuttered the museum’s doors last spring. LACMA officials are eagerly waiting for the governmental go-aheads to open. (Outdoor exhibits and grounds have been allowed to be open to […]

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LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the last remnants of the 1965 William Pereira-designed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) disappear, passers-by can imagine the vast amount of open space that will be under and around the new LACMA structure. One can envision dining inside the two-story-high interior of the new Ray’s & Stark Bar or on the terrace […]

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Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

Art exhibits, dance event inspired by a drive-in at Tarfest 2020

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pandemic or no pandemic, the Tarfest 2020 multi-arts festival will go on. This 18th annual event is an ambitious undertaking with two group art exhibits and a live dance event inspired by a beloved area drive-in theater. The Gilmore Drive-In, which opened in 1948 and closed in 1979 — now the site of The Grove […]

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On-screen local arts and culture

On-screen local arts and culture

| July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Activity in the local art scene is ongoing despite the coronavirus pandemic. Community television station KCET and local arts organization leaders have teamed up to bring to our home screens a season of sessions with art makers for the coming months. KCET says of its new program that, “from drive-by art shows to all-girl mariachi […]

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