The great opera and theater director Peter Sellars draped a chain of Lithuanian amber around his neck for PreCognito, something he does, he said, only for very special occasions.
There might be another blockbuster development joining Frank Gehry's hotel/art museum in downtown Santa Monica. The city is looking for proposals to develop a project on Arizona between Fourth and Fifth to include a combination of retail, cultural, office,...
SANTA MONICA, CA.- Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Samira Yamin: We Will Not Fail, the artist?s debut solo museum exhibition. The exhibition is on view from January 19 through April 20, 2013 in the Museum?s Project Room 2. We Will...Show More Summary
SANTA MONICA, CA.- Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Peter Shire: Tea for Two Hundred, an exhibition of giant teapots by the well-known Los Angeles artist. On view from January 19 through April 3, 2013 in the Museum?s Project Room 1, Tea for Two Hundred showcases the artist?s career-long exploration with the teapot as form. Show More Summary
Culver City celebrates Oktoberfest with a four-hour happy hour; photographer-filmmaker Cheryl Dunn launches her new documentary photography book; Santa Monica Museum of Art presents "The Art of the Crossfade--The Fundamentals with Josh...Show More Summary
SANTA MONICA, CA.- The Santa Monica Museum of Art announces the appointments of two new co-deputy directors and a new board president as it ushers in the fall season?s groundbreaking exhibitions of work by Michael Queenland, Kianja Strobert, and Agnes Denes. Show More Summary
The Santa Monica Museum of Art has announced the hiring of two deputy directors to replace Lisa Melandri, who left her deputy post this summer to become director of the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis.
For today's Pencil This In, we found a random assortment of events, from spectral artwork to making Party Balls at the Craft and Folk Art Museum to partying at the Santa Monica Pier for the last Twilight Concert of the summer. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]
L.A. designer Christina Kim brings her Dosa line of eco-friendly, human-friendly kurtas, sundresses and scarves to at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, where the gift shop, Gracie, is opening an art installation spotlighting the designer's thoughtful work.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas. An exhibition of Thomas’s recent paintings, “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through August 19. Thomas has exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work is in the collections of numerous museums, including [...]
After more than a decade as the deputy director of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Lisa Melandri is moving to St. Louis to become the director of the Contemporary Art Museum there. She will leave her current post at the end of June and start her new job in August.
In the LAT, Jori Finkel profiles Mickalene Thomas on the occasion of a survey of Thomas’s work at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. In the NYT, Karen Rosenberg considers Instagram. Also in the NYT, Jeffrey Deitch wants you to consider his house, his friends and, of course, his conversations with Andy Warhol. When a museum director [...]
The Brooklyn artist bares body and soul in her provocative and wide-ranging exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Mickalene Thomas is to contemporary painting what Daft Punk is to music: acclaimed as one of the more original remix artists working today.
SANTA MONICA, CA.- The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, the first major solo museum exhibition for this highly acclaimed multi-media artist. Best known for her elaborate paintings of African...Show More Summary
We found a number of art openings tonight, including at Gallery1988 in Venice, playing tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. The Santa Monica Museum of Art holds openings for three new exhibitions; and the New Puppy Gallery features the work of Derek Cowan. Steve Abee reads at Skylight Books; and the TCM Film Festival continues. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]
The Santa Monica Museum's distinctive annual fundraiser, "Incognito," is Saturday night.
Ashley Olsen and Emmy Rossum step out in style for the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Precognito Gala and preview event on Thursday (March 15) in Santa Monica, Calif. Emmy, 25, was joined by her boyfriend, Tyler Jacob Moore, and her Shameless co-star Shanola Hampton. Also pictured inside is Southland actor Ben McKenzie! “Gonna go [...]
Ashley Olsen joined actors Emmy Rossum and Ben McKenzie at the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Precognito Gala last night. The preview event featured more than 650 original artworks from experienced and emerging contemporary artists. The...Show More Summary
Kicking off the weekend a bit early, the Santa Monica Museum of Art held their 1st Precognito Gala and Preview Event last night (March 15). Adding some flirty freshness to the scene, Emmy Rossum showed up looking stunning in a sleeveless...Show More Summary
Seven years ago, artist Nuttaphol Ma spent three hours staring at a painting he hated. He was working at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and assigned to stand guard over a particularly vulnera...