| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One sunny Palm Springs weekend in February, what looked like an epic pool party — two days of follies — was underway at the midcentury getaway the Amado.
A 12-foot-diameter wire-frame beach ball rolled down the hotel roof and splashed into...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The humorously erotic works of John Altoon ... a charming documentary about a boxing painter and his put-upon wife ... art that is all about surveillance ... and the the space-age drawings of Suzanne Wright. In my weekly Datebook, I'll publish a selection...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
This is not good news: The Museum of Contemporary Art has lent a major painting from its permanent collection to a newly opened exhibition at a prominent Culver City art gallery, raising serious questions of conflict of interest.
A museum loan to a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Former Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Paul Schimmel and international gallery powerhouse Hauser & Wirth will officially announce on Friday the location for their ambitious, multidisciplinary arts center: a former flour mill complex in the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Ann Taylor and Loft have a new, free-spirited sibling.
The American retailer has launched a brand called Lou & Grey that's a tomboyish fusion of active and street wear, or “lifewear” as its being positioned.
Available in Loft stores, on...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Los Angeles' big biennial gets rolling at the Hammer, narco culture gets a screening at the Fowler and a sound artist takes over a hidden space in downtown Santa Ana. There's a lot going on in the big bad Southland; here's what we've got on the calendar:...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The room is small and spare, with stark white walls, a 1960s office desk and gray carpeting so new the sour scent of freshly applied glue permeates the air. A leafy palm tree sprouts from one corner.
Soon this quiet, nondescript room — part of the...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:18 PM
After more than a decade as a curator and administrator on the Los Angeles art scene at the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture and design specialist Brook Hodge is heading to Manhattan as deputy director of Cooper-Hewitt,...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:36 PM
North America’s leading professional organization for art museums isn’t buying the hard-luck story advanced by the Delaware Art Museum, which this week announced it will sell four as-yet unidentified valuable works from its collection to...