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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 —...

How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb? – The New York Times

An unlikely art festival blooms in no man’s land, like Burning Man and Coachella before it. But this one is different! Maybe. Source: How Much...

The Shed Has Big Ambitions for New York City – CityLab

If The Shed remains committed to its lofty goals, Hudson Yards may soon provide real accessibility and a sorely needed sense of inclusion. Source: The...

College students make musical instruments from trash in the L.A. River – Los Angeles Times

Students have spent months visiting the concrete flood control channel known as the L.A. River to gather trash, invasive reeds and rocks — all...

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...

Artist Shepard Fairey said he will insist on removal of his Robert F. Kennedy mural if LAUSD paints over controversial artwork at school –...

Source: Artist Shepard Fairey said he will insist on removal of his Robert F. Kennedy mural if LAUSD paints over controversial artwork at school...

L.A. wasn’t built in the desert, but the desert may be coming to us – Los Angeles Times

Source: L.A. wasn’t built in the desert, but the desert may be coming to us – Los Angeles Times

Controversial Developer Bill Tonnesen’s ‘Big Fun Art’ – CityLab

Source: Controversial Developer Bill Tonnesen’s ‘Big Fun Art’ – CityLab

Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar led an ethereal performance while floating on Echo Park Lake

It was a performance that felt a bit like a mirage. On the shores of Echo Park Lake, a Oaxacan brass band led curious...

A raucous, rousing Trump protest show plays to a sold-out L.A. audience

As the house lights dim at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, a lone voice in the darkness shouts, “Impeach!” There are cheers....

Instead of Reenacting the Past, This Indy Neighborhood Is ‘Pre-Enacting’ the Future

One Saturday last October, a visitor to seven blocks of Indianapolis’s 16th Street would have glimpsed a fleeting vision: a neighborhood that doesn’t quite...

‘La La Land’ looks beautiful, but gentrification makes it harder for old Hollywood to play itself

As young artists on the hunt for love in “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone romance their way through the Hermosa Beach pier, the SmokeHouse...

Black Eyed Peas, after years of pop dominance, talk about the radical turn of ‘Street Livin”

In a backstage trailer behind the politically charged Into Action gallery show in Chinatown on Friday, three members of the Black Eyed Peas prepared...

We watch artist Harry Gamboa Jr. stage a fotonovela at the site of L.A.’s demolished 6th Street Bridge

The performance begins with coffee. Artist Harry Gamboa Jr. is distributing cold brews, flat whites, pour-overs and espresso to a dapper crew of roughly...

What’s that shower being wheeled around the city? It’s the PST festival for performance art

If you see floating stages on Echo Park Lake this weekend with a vocalist crooning a siren song through ginormous wooden bullhorns as brass...

Can 2016 really be called the year of the woman? Look to the arts world, and the answer is yes

 As you peruse year-end punditry for something — anything — to elucidate 2016, you will inevitably be burdened with the claim that this was not,...

Tara Subkoff and Selma Blair on Their Emotional Performance About Sexual Harassment—Plus an Exclusive Video

On the rooftop of the Miami Beach Edition hotel earlier this month, the actress and artist Tara Subkoff staged a spellbinding performance, rife with...

MODERN OPERA THRIVES IN L.A.

For most of the twentieth century, Los Angeles was the only American metropolis without a full-fledged opera house. This turned out to be no...

L.A. Phil centennial plans: Unprecedented commissions, new Gehry-designed home for YOLA

Not content to be widely considered the most important orchestra in America, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced on Thursday utopian plans for a 2018-19 centennial...

Burning Man 2017 Honorarium Installations

Celestial Fieldby: Eleanor Crankefrom: London, UKyear: 2017 A sea of swaying rods form an undulating field rising high above your head and falling like the...

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...

Where the U.S. Meets Mexico, a Surfer-Artist Is Making a Statement About the Absurdity of Borders

In Border Field State Park, on the beach where San Diego and Tijuana meet, a fence made of poles placed a few inches apart,...

The Community Whisperer: How Marinella Senatore Is Taking Social-Practice Art to New Heights

Marinella Senatore is full of energy. In a conversation over Skype, she speaks a mile a minute with righteous enthusiasm, full of joy and...

Department of Cultural Affairs to invest $3 million in nonprofit art organizations

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs announced that for fiscal year 2017-18, DCA will invest $3 million in 258 nonprofit art...