Museums

Oracle Film Series at The Broad

The May and June programming lineup includes four Oracle Film Screenings , a new series that pairs feature-length films with short videos, art pieces and documentaries. Curated by independent curator and writer Bradford Nordeen, highlights of the series include Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and Claire Denis’ Beau Travail. Tickets to the Oracle Film Screenings also include same-night access to the museum. READ MORE

Rain Room image at LACMA

Good-bye Rain Room. “Rain Room is a remarkable work of art, whose creative courage and extraordinary concept have captivated audiences around the world,” said RH Chairman and CEO, Gary Friedman. Random International’s Rain Room is part of LACMA’s ongoing Art + Technology initiative, a series of contemporary programs that support artists’ experiments with emerging technology. READ MORE

50+ works by artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Thomas Houseago, Takashi Murakami, Tony Oursler, Susan Rothenberg explore the human and the animal… Ranging from artworks that examine the human body, to others that allude to a physical presence outside of the artwork itself, Creature offers an array of lenses through which to view the human experience, some scientifically based and others drawing inspiration from cultural representations of how living things change over time. “This installation brings together collection artworks that explore the ongoing redefinition of what it means to be human, in moral, experiential and physical dimensions,” READ MORE

Infinity Mirrored Room

We loved the Infinity Mirrored Room so much, we used it as one of our mock featured covers! On view on the first floor of The Broad Museum is Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room, a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless LED light display. This experiential artwork has extremely limited capacity, accommodating one visitor at a time for about a minute, and requires a separate free timed same-day reservation which ticket holders are able to reserve, pending availability, after arrival at the museum at a kiosk in the center of the lobby. Please note that time in the Infinity Mirrored Room cannot be reserved in advance of your visit. READ MORE

Taste of Italy

Staff writer Carlyn Barker recently did a story on The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. The museum documents the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians to Southern California and the nation. It features interactive exhibits and educational programming and also provides visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. On October 1st, in downtown Los Angeles, the eighth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine will benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA). Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region’s best restaurants, Italian 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

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

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