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The Blue Moon Diamond makes debut at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveiled one of the rarest stones, a 12-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, internally flawless. The ?Blue Moon Diamond? is being housed in a special, temporary exhibition in the Gem Vault. Show More Summary

Blue Moon Diamond at Natural History Museum: Look at the amazing rock

The Blue Moon Diamond, one of the world's biggest, most perfect blue diamonds, goes on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on Saturday.

Dr. Jane G. Pisano, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's President and Director, to retire

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sarah Meeker Jensen, President of the Board of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Paul G. Haaga, Jr., Chairman, today announced that Dr. Jane G. Pisano has informed the Board of her intention to retire as President and Director of the institution she has led since 2001. Show More Summary

Pisano to step down after 13 years leading L.A.'s Natural History Museum

Jane Pisano will step down as president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles county after 13 years in which she led the museum to financial recovery in the early 2000s, then oversaw a nearly complete overhaul and updating of the galleries and exhibits at its building in Exposition Park.

Peabody Essex Museum is exclusive East Coast venue for Alexander Calder exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Peabody Essex Museum is the exclusive East Coast venue for Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 sculptures by one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century. Show More Summary

House on Haunted Hill & 13 Ghosts at LACMA

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Link out: Click here Description: The Los Angeles Count Museum of Art screens this double bill of horror films starring Vincent Price. Part of the their month-long festival: Let There Be Fright: William Castle Scare Classics. LACMA, Bing Theater. Tickets: $3 Academy members, LACMA [...]

'Levitated Mass,' Doug Pray's rock doc on LACMA's epic boulder

If you were in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, there seemed to be talk about one thing and one thing only: the rock. That was the informal name for "Levitated Mass," the 340-ton boulder that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) spent 10 days and more than $10 million carting from a...

Let There Be Fright: William Castle Scare Classics at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art launches its William Castle festival with a double bill of THE TINGLER and HOLLYWOOD STORY. Other titles from the gimmicky producer-director include HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, 13 GHOSTS, MR. SARDONICUS, THE NIGHT WALKER, STRAIGHT-JACKET, and HOMICIDAL.

The $26 Million Blue Moon Diamond Arrives in Los Angeles

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

One of the world’s rarest gems, the Blue Moon Diamond, will be on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County from September 13 through January 6, 2015. The rough stone was originally sourced from the famous Cullinan mine in northeastern South Africa in January of this year. Show More Summary

LACMA Is the First Museum to Join Snapchat

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Social media has become a staple of museum communications plans, so we weren't surprised to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art became the first museum to join the Venice Beach–based social network last month.

Blogging History: LA water sommelier; Fiji Water's brutal military backers; No-fly for Ted Kennedy

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year The water sommelier of Los Angeles: Martin Riese is the water sommelier at Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Read the rest

LACMA Announces 2014 Art+Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced the date and honorees of its 2014 Art+Film Gala. On Saturday, November 1, notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries will unite at LACMA to honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Show More Summary

Building Plans for Los Angeles County Museum of Art Don't Live Up to Near $1 Billion Pricetag

Suddenly Angelenos are being asked to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. The monumental bill of goods now up for sale is the take-it-or-leave-it design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, priced somewhere between $650M and $1 billion. The...Show More Summary

Quentin Tarantino, Barbara Kruger will be honorees at LACMA gala

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Quentin Tarantino will share the spotlight with visual artist Barbara Kruger as the honorees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art + Film gala in November.

LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years

last monthArts : Culture Monster

I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did.

Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913-1915' opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913?-1915 (August 3?-November 30, 2014), the first focused look and the first solo exhibition on the West Coast in almost 10 years of the American-born artist?'s German paintings in the United States. Show More Summary

ArtRx LA

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, there are a couple of new exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an intimate dance performance that runs through the month, and more.

Andrea L. Rich dies at 71; former UCLA administrator and LACMA head

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Andrea L. Rich, a dynamic, public-spirited leader who rose to the heights of academic administration at UCLA before making a controversial shift to the art world, as head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71...

Curating the Mind of John Altoon

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — In John Altoon's current retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curator Carol S. Eliel organizes a view of this Los Angeles artist's work that spans from his early beginnings in art — heavy strokes of more Cubist-type work — to his delicate, sexually charged ink and watercolors leading up to his death.

Pelican vertebrae are mostly air

I was at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County yesterday to do some research in the ornithology collection. After lunch I was working on this pelican skeleton and I thought, “Geez, there is just no way to do this thing justice with still photos. I should make a video.” Here it is. You’ll […]

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