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Two L.A.-area artists make cut for Crystal Bridges exhibit

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

San Pedro's Danial Nord and Santa Monica's Adonna Khare are among the 102 mostly emerging artists who survived talent hunt for the Arkansas museum's 'State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.' San Pedro's Danial Nord and SantaShow More Summary

Sound and color at Santa Monica Museum of Art

5 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Music and painting sometimes share a language. Color is applicable to both, as is chromatic. They also share physics. Colors, for instance, are waveforms, as are tones.  

Weed, Motor Oil, and 19 Other Things That Smell Like Los Angeles

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter has gathered up all the smells of Greater Los Angeles by zip code. Now, he's attempting to re-create each smell, by neighborhood, for a one-day exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) called "Sillage." In order to fairly acknowledge the funky urban cacophony, Goeltzenleuchter crowd-sourced. According to the Los... More »

Landlording: Vengeful Landlord Triples Rent on Santa Monica Museum of Art

Everyone knows by now that rents across Los Angeles are shooting up wildly, but the story with the nonprofit Santa Monica Museum of Art at Bergamot Art Station is something else altogether: the museum's landlord has more than triple...

Benefit at Santa Monica Museum of Art puts guesswork into artworks

8 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Patrons of the Incognito benefit have no idea who created a piece until after they've bought it for $350 — and there are possible treasures buried under the anonymity. The Santa Monica Museum of Art's annual Incognito benefit may beShow More Summary

Museum displays the most awkward family photos ever

9 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

The California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, is about to canonize awkward family photos as a matter of high art.

Christina Hendricks Toasts Johnnie Walker Platinum Label!

Christina Hendricks celebrates in style while toasting Johnnie Walker Platinum Label held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Tuesday (October 22) in Santa Monica, Calif. The 38-year-old Mad Men star was joined at the event by Master of Whiskey Stephen Wilson, her hubby Geoffrey Arend, and many other guests. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

Christina Hendricks Toasts Johnnie Walker Platinum Scotch

She’s always been a fan of the finer things, and Christina Hendricks showed up at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Tuesday evening (October 22) for a special scotch shindig. The “Mad Men” actress brought hubby Geoffrey Arend along for...Show More Summary

"Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms" opens at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

last yearArts : Artdaily

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms, on view from September 13, 2013 to January 11, 2014. Forms Forming Forms is the first museum exhibition for Zefeldt, an emerging Bay Area painter who created an...Show More Summary

'Snow' at Santa Monica Museum of Art to explore a shared passion

Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman turn a mutual love of skiing into snow-inspired paintings and drawings. It was an idyllic ski day when artists Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman met on a Mammoth Mountain summit through their mutual friend, the artist Paul McCarthy. The air was crisp, the sky clear blue, the ski slope dusted with fresh, icy powder.

Santa Monica Museum of Art receives grant from Warhol Foundation

The Santa Monica Museum of Art has received a $121,500 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for an upcoming exhibit exploring art and legislation.

Juri Koll: How Artists Survive, Part 3: The Westside Ain't All Bad (PHOTOS)

At the suggestion of Robert Seitz of downtown's LA Artcore, I went last Friday to Hale Art Space in Santa Monica at the Edgemar Center -- where the Santa Monica Museum of Art used to be. There was a small red carpet leading to the door, and even a mini-rope line. Show More Summary

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Joyce Pensato

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Joyce Pensato. The Santa Monica Museum of Art is currently showing “I Killed Kenny,” a survey of Pensato’s work. Curated by Jeffrey Uslip, the exhibition will be on view through August 17. This is Pensato’s first solo museum show. She’s been the focus of a three-person show at the [...]

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents "Marco Rios: Anatomy of an Absent Artist"

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Marco Rios: Anatomy of an Absent Artist, on view from June 1 to August 17, 2013 in the Museum?s Project Room 2. The exhibition is inspired by three midcentury cinematic portrayals of "artists" who lead double lives?their public artistic personas at odds with their secret identities. Show More Summary

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Joyce Pensato: I Killed Kenny

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY, the artist?s first museum survey and her first exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition, on view from June 1 to August 17, 2013 in the Museum?s Main Gallery, features monumental enamel paintings and large-scale charcoal drawings rendered directly onto SMMoA?s gallery walls. Show More Summary

Santa Monica Museum celebrates ahead of annual art sale InCognito

2 years agoArts : Culture Monster

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. 

DevelopmentWatch: SaMo Looking for Big Names For Big Mixed-Use Development

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 Museum of Art presents in Project Room 2 "Samira Yamin: We Will Not Fail"

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

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 Museum of Art presents "Peter Shire: Tea for Two Hundred"

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

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

Pencil This In: Free Beer at OktoberFest Happy Hour, 'Art of the Crossfade,' George Bernard Shaw & Cheese

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

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