As an Angeleno and as a long as I can remember reader of the LAWeekly, I was excited to see the Baseman retrospective at the Skirball made the cover and to hear the exhibit described as a love letter to Los Angeles. I agree that it doesn't fit the traditional bill - it's definitely not your traditional visual arts museum retrospective - but was puzzled by the representation that part of not being traditional is being in a traditional/"usually conservative" institution like the Skirball. I realize the quick turn around and limited word space might be why the term slipped in and could mean tradition as in religious and cultural tradition vs. political or social conservatism. Just in case, I wanted to assert my view that the Skirball is anything but politically or socially conservative and that there could be no better fit for a Baseman retrospective than the Skirball. The Skirball explores the commonality of Jewish values and American democratic values such as social justice, freedom and welcoming the stranger while seeking to create a space where people of all cultures feel at home - "The Door is Always Open." Most recently the Skirball curated an exhibit "Creating the United States" that explored the importance of dissent in a democracy with it's "Decades of Dissent"co-exhibit and the Constitution as a living document through explorations of contemporary First Amendment issues. Prior to this exhibit, the Skirball curated the "Half the Sky" exhibit creating a one-of-a-kind interactive experience engaging the audience in in the moment social justice activism while exhorting them to ongoing activism. Baseman's exhibit continues in this progressive vein as it explores the importance of truth-speaking and story-telling as a means of living American First Amendment freedoms. Yours truly - a liberal atheist formerly Catholic creative explorer and fervent supporter of/volunteer at the Skirball who hopes readers will go see the Baseman exhibit while making time to explore the Skirball Core exhibits to deepen their experience of Baseman's work.