Tag: LACMA

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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Museums offer live music, art projects and outdoor venues

Museums offer live music, art projects and outdoor venues

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Herald in the start of summer with live Latin music and jazz and art projects or head to outdoor venues at our local museums. But don’t do so in large groups (yet)! Music programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art may not feature live bands you can dance or tap your feet to […]

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Tribute to fallen LACMA

Tribute to fallen LACMA

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I was in elementary school in the ’60s, our class went on a yellow bus field trip to explore the brand new Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As we lumbered down Wilshire Blvd toward our destination, our teacher, standing at the front of the bus next to the driver, enthralled us with the […]

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Home Ground: ‘Art is the Client:’ LACMA, the wrecking ball, and surviving jewel box

Home Ground: ‘Art is the Client:’ LACMA, the wrecking ball, and surviving jewel box

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four buildings at LACMA face the percussion hammer, wrecking ball or computer-controlled hydraulic jack — perhaps all three — but not quite yet. Remediation began earlier this year, removing asbestos and other materials, preparing for Los Angeles’ farewell to William L. Pereira’s three 1965 pavilions and the Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer wing. Replacing them will be […]

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LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

A world-class art gallery that will stretch across Wilshire Blvd. over traffic below seems so quintessentially car-centric Los Angeles, it’s almost surprising it wasn’t thought of before. But the design for the David Geffen Galleries was more a process of happenstance than a clear strategy. “It was a big idea. It was a simple idea,” […]

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