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How the Creative Placemaking Tide Lifts All Community Boats

In the fight against gentrification, three placemaking programs activate community networks and help artists and residents lay down economic roots. Source: How the Creative Placemaking...

This California Museum Had Big Ambitions—and Then Shuttered. Here’s What It Teaches Us About the Perils of Private Museums | artnet News

The Main was founded by a local developer to serve as a beacon of creativity. But last month, the space was handed over to...

Eli Broad looks back at the evolution of L.A.’s most important arts hub – Los Angeles Times

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad has played a major role at a number of arts institutions — MOCA, Disney Hall, The Broad museum —...

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of shifting ideas in public art – Los Angeles Times

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a thumbnail sketch of shifting ideas in public art Source: Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of...

A First Look at ‘Liberty,’ Martin Puryear’s Exhibition for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale | artnet News

Martin Puryear's US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is an eloquent and understated exhibition about the struggle for liberty. Source: A First Look at 'Liberty,'...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND

Source: Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND The Rockefeller Foundation has announced grants totaling $42 million to the Adrienne Arsht Center...

Opening in Venice: New Space Highlighting Ocean Preservation – The New York Times

The center, funded by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary foundation, uses a variety of disciplines to focus on environmental issues. Source: Opening in Venice: New Space...

Thomas Heatherwick, Architecture’s Showman

Stephen Ross, the seventy-seven-year-old billionaire property developer and the owner of the Miami Dolphins, has a winningly informal, old-school conversational style. On a recent...

A Museum Designed for City Life Debuts

s are many great concepts, MICRO was born of a misunderstanding — or more specifically, a mishearing. One afternoon two years ago, Charles Philipp...

Design Advocates: 5 People Making American Cities Better for All

At the turn of the 20th century, American urban planning and architecture was defined by the City Beautiful approach—what Daniel Burnham referred to as...

Grand Avenue is getting color: Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s street installation at the Broad for PST: LA/LA

Carlos Cruz-Diez, the Venezuelan artist known for works that combine color, form and light in mind-boggling ways, will have an installation on the streets...

LA MOCA Director Raises Eyebrows With Catwalk Turn

The fashion catwalk has a new star. And that star is… drum-roll please… Philippe Vergne, esteemed director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA),...

Self-Made Millionaire and Collector Eric Smidt Donates $25 Million to LACMA

Philanthropists and contemporary art collectors Eric and Susan Smidt have donated a whopping $25 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s...

Hammer Museum receives $50 million in gifts for expansion

In yet another major infusion of cash for Los Angeles' art museums, the Hammer announced on Thursday the largest gift in its history: $30...

Does Art Breed Empathy? This Museum Just Got $750,000 to Find Out

f art gives you all the feels, a new initiative is promising to find out why. On the strength of a $750,000 grant from...

David Geffen pledges $150 million for new LACMA building

Breathing fresh life into one of the city’s most ambitious cultural projects and making history as the largest gift on record toward the construction...

More than murals, Wide Open Walls is a sign Sacramento has finally arrived

Most days, the tree-lined midtown streets near The Sacramento Bee are quiet and predictable. In other words, boring. But on Friday, as the clock...

The Garcetti Decade

In 2009, Los Angeles magazine put a picture of Antonio Villaraigosa, newly elected to a second term as mayor, on its cover beneath a...

Doug Aitken to install ‘Underwater Pavilions’ this fall

Doug Aitken is just days away from the opening of his survey exhibition, “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,” at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in downtown L.A., but...

Massive Slide to a Miami Shopping Mall

Earlier this week at a luxury shopping mall in a suburb of Miami, passersby heard an unlikely sound coming from high overhead: a disembodied,...

Knight Foundation Awards $2.75 Million in Grants for Miami Art Projects

The contemporary art boom in Miami is never more apparent than when Art Basel Miami Beach descends on the Magic City. But if the...

Pension costs ‘crowding out’ spending on parks, schools and social services, report says

California governments likely will make do with fewer teachers, parks employees and other public workers while they struggle to absorb fast-rising pension costs in...

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Aid

Bruno Mars revealed during his Saturday concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he had donated $1 million to aid victims of the water crisis in...