Tanja M. Laden

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Sneak a Peek at Plans for the Long-Awaited Academy Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is taking over the iconic May Company at Wilshire and Fairfax, won't open for another year or so, but officials have revealed plans for the 300,000-square-foot space, including its inaugural exhibitions, both long-term and temporary....
A viewer experiencing the work of Nancy Baker Cahill; Credit: Nancy Baker Cahill

The Future of XR Is Now

Even though it's already been around for a while, XR is still in its emergent stages. Whether it's accessed through one of countless all-encompassing headsets or smartphone apps (think Pokemon Go), it's all part of a new digital frontier that affords limitless possibilities for artists and audiences alike. With this in mind, Pasadena-based ad agency the Ayzenberg Group is hosting "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR," curated by XR guru Jesse Damiani....
The Rothschild Pentateuch

A Torah, a Bible and a Qur'an Come Into the Getty…

As a way to provide context to its newly acquired, 13th-century Rothschild Pentateuch, the department of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum has chosen to display the Medieval Torah with a Christian Bible from the Middle Ages written in Latin and a 9th-century Qur'an, effectively highlighting the similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam by emphasizing their common origin: Abraham....
Rachel in Los Angeles; Credit: Stephanie Vovas/Courtesy Saatchi Art

Art Women Art Week Wants to Put Creative Women in Their Place: Alongside Men

Here in the City of Angels, we have art fairs galore, from the L.A. Art Show and Art Los Angeles Contemporary to the time-tested photo l.a. But how many focus exclusively on women, who make up more than half the world's population? Not many, and that's where Art Women Art Week comes in. A weeklong series of screenings, discussions and installations by female visual artists, AWAW is curated by the leading online arts gallery, Saatchi Art....
Steve Grody leading the Graffiti and BBQ tour; Credit: Fred Hoerr

This Brand-New Graffiti Tour Comes With a Side of Brisket

A new monthly public tour from L.A.-based Cartwheel Art lets audiences learn firsthand about the differences between writers and taggers, throw-ups and rollers, pieces versus slap-tags and more. And since a walking tour tends to work up an appetite, this one conveniently comes with a side of beef — that's why it's called the Graffiti and BBQ tour....
Installation view of "MANIFESTO: A Moderate Proposal

15 of the Best Art Galleries Enlivening SoCal College Campuses

SoCal has an abundance of colleges and universities that take arts education so seriously that they've invested in impressive art galleries for the benefit of students and the public alike. In fact, we had some trouble narrowing the list of excellent on-campus art galleries to 15 — but we wanted to focus on not just the best but the more hidden gems that folks are least likely to know about....
Akio Hizume

The Fibonacci Sequence and the Skincare Mogul With a Secret Fetish for Japanese Bamboo Basketry

Driving along Miracle Mile in the heart of Museum Row, it's easy to miss Akio Hizume's bamboo Fibonacci Tunnel on the patio of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). But if you stop to take a look, you can actually become physically immersed inside the architecturally inspired tunnel itself. You may even wander into the museum as well, where a related exhibit, "Bamboo," chronicles the rapidly changing dynamics of Japanese bamboo basketry....