Author Jewel Diamond Taylor

ARE YOU IN THE DIAMOND LANE? by Jewel Diamond Taylor I live in Southern California where there are lots of people, cars and freeways. The “diamond lane” is the designated commuter lane. It is an incentive for two or more commuters to help shorten their driving time and reduce traffic jams and pollution. Whenever I’m in the “diamond lane,” I arrive at my destination faster and I have someone sharing my journey with me, desiring the same destination. We have the opportunity to talk and share, and my journey seems less of a hassle. In life’s journey, traveling the “diamond lane” sometimes will help you arrive at your goal faster. Who READ MORE

Looking for something new to do this weekend? The 626 Night Market is hosting its third event this summer from August 5-7 at the Santa Anita Park.  Now entering its fifth year, the night market boasts 76 unique vendors selling everything from ice cream churros to grilled squid to succulents to handmade soap. In addition to food trucks and stall vendors, the night market features an art walk, a cosplay contest, and performances from local musicians. The event is inspired by the large night markets found in Asia, which are popular for the cheap and delicious eats. The 626 Night Market is named for the 626 area READ MORE

There is only a little over a month left to see “Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau” at the The Getty Center. The exhibition runs until September 11, 2016 and is the most extensive feature of Rousseau since the hundredth anniversary of his death, when the Louvre dedicated a show to the artist in 1967. Rousseau’s art contains elements of “neoclassical landscape tradition” as well as “currents of romantic naturalism,” according to a press release. Rousseau’s strengths lies in the diversity of his abilities, painting forests to plains through various seasons and with different lighting. From chalk drawings to oil paintings featuring dark green and READ MORE

The monsters are coming. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has created the exhibition “Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters,” which will be on view from August 1, 2016 to November 27, 2016. Del Toro, an acclaimed filmmaker, said in a press release that “this exhibition presents a small fraction of the things that have moved me, inspired me, and consoled me as I transit through life.” Visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of objects from del Toro’s work, including sculpture, paintings, notebooks, and costumes. The exhibition will be organized around eight themes: Childhood and Innocence; Victoriana; Magic, Alchemy, and the READ MORE

From December 9, 2016 to March 6, 2017, “Bedroom in Arles” by Vincent van Gogh will be on view at the Norton Simon Museum. The painting, one of three depictions of Van Gogh’s bedroom,  will be on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago. “Bedroom” was painted in 1889 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at the Saint-Paul Asylum, where Van Gogh checked himself in as a patient. His aim was for the painting to “rest the mind, or rather, the imagination,” written in a letter to his brother. The bedroom’s pale blue walls, pastel-green-and-rust floors, and fluffy pillows suggested this was a place where Van Gogh felt at peace. This READ MORE

The Broad Museum Exhibits

The Broad Museum is widely recognized as one of the most important collections of postwar and contemporary art in the world, comprised of 2,000 works by some 200 artists and still growing, the Broad collection has been built over five decades by Los Angeles-based philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Assembled with the intention of making important contemporary art accessible to the broadest public, the collection has served for many years as a “lending library” through The Broad Art Foundation (established in 1984), which has loaned works throughout the United States and internationally to more than 500 museums, non-commercial art galleries and exhibition spaces. With the READ MORE

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The Getty Museum

Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibition at The Getty until July 31, 2016! Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989) has become recognized as one of the most significant artists of the late 20th century. He is best known for his perfectly composed photographs that explore gender, race, and sexuality, which became hallmarks of the period and exerted a powerful influence on his contemporaries. The J. Paul Getty Museum will present one half of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, a major retrospective exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, on view March 15-July 31, 2016 at the Getty Center. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will host the other half of the READ MORE