A somewhat conservative institution like the Getty Museum isn't alway known for its sense of humor. And Richard Meier's modernist castle on the hill can be intimidating. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the Getty jumping on one of the more amusing Internet memes to pop up in the last, oh, 7 ... More >>
In 1991, Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden decided to add a studio structure on his own property, but he wanted to make it as big as he could without a building permit. After pouring over the building code, he found he could build a detached structure as long as it was under 400 square feet and ... More >>
Richard Serra, the sculptor whose maze-like steel cylinders take up half the first floor of LACMA's Broad Contemporary building, made an uncharacteristically overt political drawing in 2004. In heavy, rough black crayon, he drew that disturbingly hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner with arms outstretched. He ... More >>
This week, artists fix up and sell other artists' artwork, a choir performs songs based on protest techniques and discarded packing material invades pop culture.
5. Paper girls in a dress shop
In Satine Boutique on Third Street, artist Bari Ziperstein's 3-D girl made of newspaper-colored paper is d ... More >>
Beer and Grilled Cheese Pairing Night
Sample exotic beers and grilled cheese at Andrew's Cheese Shop at this popular annual event, which features tastings and tutorials with beer and cheese experts.
WHAT: Beer and Grilled Cheese Night
WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 6, 7:30-10 p.m.
WHERE: Andrew's Cheese Shop ... More >>
This week, an exhibition feels like a haunted graveyard, a performer turns his body into a chemistry experiment and a sculptor exploits building codes.
5. Devil's Night in the middle of the day
In urban Detroit in the 1970s and '80s, the night before Halloween, called Devil's Night, was a mess of a ... More >>
Alissa WalkerCould this be L.A.'s transportation future?
Where once art originated from the front seat of a freewheeling Los Angeles vehicle -- Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip photography series, Dennis Hopper's Double Standard photograph of a gas station -- our kill-me-now tr ... More >>
Institute for Arts & Media, California State University, NorthridgeRoland Charles' Portrait with Veil (1978) from the PST exhibit at California State University Northridge
Our awesome fall art preview issue, which landed on newsstands this week, delves into Pacific Standard Time, this ridicu ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"To get to Ray's, the new restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you thread your way through Chris Burden's streetlamp installation, past the outdoor Stark Bar and into a glowing minima ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
To get to Ray's, the new restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you thread your way through Chris Burden's streetlamp installation, past the outdoor Stark Bar and into a glowing minimalist rectangle that abuts the soaring Ahmanson gallery like a glass s ... More >>
It's rare when a restaurant debuts on time in this town; it's even more remarkable when one opens ahead of schedule. But the stars -- or perhaps the "Urban Lights" -- aligned for Ray's and Stark Bar, the new Patina-owned, Kris Morningstar-helmed machine, which opened at LACMA on Sa ... More >>
February will mark the one-year anniversary of artist-provocateur Chris Burden's Urban Light installation at LACMA . (You know, the forest of antique streetlights that separates Wilshire Boulevard from the museum). To celebrate, Burden and museum photography curator Charlotte Cotton invite Angelenos ... More >>