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

6 days agoArts : 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

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

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

2 weeks agoArts : 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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 […]

LACMA to present exhibition on German Expressionist cinema

last monthArts : Culture Monster

An exhibition devoted to the German Expressionist cinema of directors such as Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and Robert Wiene will open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in late September for a seven-month run.

LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard

last monthArts : Culture Monster

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it hopes to build a new wing spanning Wilshire Boulevard. It also wants to build up -- way up.

A Museum Inspired By Oozing Oil Will Cross Over L.A.'s Busiest Street

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last month, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor revised the design for a new building on L.A.'s Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus after scientists claimed his proposal would damage the adjacent La Brea Tar Pits. Now he's revealed the first model of the new design: an ink blot that spans Wilshire Boulevard. Read more...

'Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky' on view at LACMA

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky (June 8?September 14, 2014), an exhibition that sheds new light on the extraordinary response of artists in Germany and France to key developments in modern art in the early 20th century. Show More Summary

LACMA kimono collection goes on display Saturday through Oct. 19

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to open the kimono so to speak, putting 30 eye-catching versions of the traditional Japanese garment on display in the museum's Pavilion for Japanese Art.

The Obamas Watched Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing on Their First Date

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Spiky Lee's iconic Do the Right Thing, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a screening, reception, and Q&A with the director. Before the screening, however, Lee announced that there was a surprise in store for everyone—a video message from the POTUS and FLOTUS. Read more...

Ryan Seacrest, Ann Ziff among new trustees at LACMA

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Ryan Seacrest, the perpetually upbeat host of "American Idol" on Fox, is joining the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

One US Museum will Return 500 Thai Antiquities

Readers will probably remember the federal raids in January 2008 on several US museums (the Bowers, the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) following a five-year undercover operation. Show More Summary

LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Christina Yu Yu made a great leap eastward in 1998 from her native China to a college campus in Massachusetts. This summer she will make a somewhat smaller one: She’s leaving the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she has been a curator of Chinese and Korean art since 2011, to become...

Inside the Alexander Calder Exhibition at LACMA – Designed by Frank Gehry

Anyone luck enough to be in the LA area should make it their business to step inside The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), currently showing 50 works from the legendary sculptor Alexander Calder in Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde… Inside the Alexander Calder Exhibition at LACMA – Designed by Frank Gehry is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.

Punishment in the Afterlife

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

The Public Domain review has digitized art from an “Unknown Manuscript” found in the in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art digital collections. The language is Eastern Turki, which was used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Turkestan (which encompasses several Central Asian countries). Show More Summary

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