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Look How Far LACMA Has Come

Look How Far LACMA Has Come

Fifty years ago this month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened its doors on Wilshire Boulevard. At the time, Los Angeles was not exactly a metropolis, but it just built a world-class music center and the new art museum. Fast forward in time, today’s LACMA bear little resemblance to the original site […]

Baltimore Symphony Hoping to Calm Protests With Free Outdoor Concert

Baltimore Symphony Hoping to Calm Protests With Free Outdoor Concert

Though there are many peaceful parts of the Baltimore protests, the majority of the protests have been violent. Tearing up the streets and setting things on fire has become the method of madness that protesters are taking to defend the death of Freddie Gray, a man who may have suffered fatal injuries while in police […]

Complex Civil War and West Exhibit at Autry

Complex Civil War and West Exhibit at Autry

When most think of slavery and the Civil War in the U.S., they think of the South. However a new exhibit opening April 25 at the Autry Natural Center of the American West, illustrates how multi-faceted and tangled the Western expansion and slavery issues were. Entitled Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West, […]

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Shakespeare, 451 Years Old

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday, making the Bard 451 years old. The exact date of the playwright’s birth is not certain, but 18th Century biographers calculated April 23 as his birthday since it was known that he was baptized on April 26. It just so happens that he also died on April 23, at the […]

50 for 50 Displays Diversity of Art in L.A.

50 for 50 Displays Diversity of Art in L.A.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition that captures the breadth of art and culture around the world, as well as honoring the cultural diversity in the country. The exhibit, 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary features an amazingly eclectic collection of […]

Lunar Eclipse: Caught in the Shadows

Lunar Eclipse: Caught in the Shadows

This weekend we will experience another solar phenomenon as the first lunar eclipse of this year occurs. A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth, sun and moon are all in alignment and the Earth blocks the sun’s light to the moon. Interestingly enough, the eclipse can only happen when there is a full moon. […]

‘Millennium Series’ Book Four Premiers New Author (Preview)

‘Millennium Series’ Book Four Premiers New Author (Preview)

The Millennium Series, made famous by author Stieg Larsson, is set to have book number four released, this time by a new author. Larsson is the creator of the world famous Millennium Series about a hacker with mental health issues and an investigative reporter joining forces. The three original books penned by Larrson were released […]

Mad Men Heads Off Air and Into American History Museum

Mad Men Heads Off Air and Into American History Museum

Don Draper, his family and his colleagues will be featured in the final episodes of Mad Men, which air starting next weekend. But the television show and its depiction of the 1960s in attitudes, attire and social change will live on. As the acclaimed show heads off the air, more than 50 artifacts from Mad Men, including iconic […]

Whistler’s Mother Visit to Los Angeles

Whistler’s Mother Visit to Los Angeles

Generally, one has to go to Paris to see one of the best-known American paintings. But Whistler’s Mother, as the work is popularly known, is paying a visit to the Los Angeles area now in a swap of paintings between museums. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Norton Simon Museum in the Pasadena area […]

Churchill’s Memorial Cup on Display

Churchill’s Memorial Cup on Display

In recent months Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been compared to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill for his relentless warnings of dangers to come. Yet, it is Churchill whose legacy has come to attention in recent weeks in areas other than that of politics and war. It has been announced that a trophy […]

Van Gogh Art Fading Away?

Van Gogh Art Fading Away?

The vibrant colors of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers and Field with Irises have delighted viewers for years. His energetic strokes and bright hues have made the impressionist paintings of Van Gogh among the most valuable in the world. Generations have enjoyed the artist’s works, but they do not look the same as they used […]

Michael Graves, Architect and Designer of Buildings and Target Line, Died

Michael Graves, Architect and Designer of Buildings and Target Line, Died

It is rare for an architect to become a household name or designer spawning a line of housewares, but Michael Graves. of Humana and Target fame who died today, was unusual. His flare for design incorporated practicality and whimsy, which made his household goods very functional and popular. The Indianapolis-born Graves died Thursday at his […]

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