Latino Art Invasion Hits Southern California in Pacific Standard Time

Latino Art Invasion Hits Southern California in Pacific Standard Time

People often envision Latin American art as Aztec gold pieces, Mayan design elements, or painters Diego Rivera and Freda Kahlo. But using those images to represent all art from south of the U.S. border is tantamount to mentally defining European art as gilded church altarpieces, Minoan ceramics, Claude Monet’s airy images or Pablo Picasso’s cubism. […]

Playing With Fire, Doubleworld and More at LACMA This Summer

Playing With Fire, Doubleworld and More at LACMA This Summer

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has three new exhibits this month. They include two large summer exhibitions (“Playing with Fire” and “Doubleworld”) by artists who have not received such large scale museum displays and a showcase for new projects by 16 U.S. Latino and Latin American artists and/or collectives. “Playing with Fire: […]

LACMA ‘Home’ Exhibit Offers ‘So Different’ Perspectives

LACMA ‘Home’ Exhibit Offers ‘So Different’ Perspectives

Home conjures up different images to different people: an immediate family, a building or room, a community, a city, or a country. An exhibit opening June 11at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) shows various artists’ perspectives of “Home—So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957.” Featuring approximately 100 pieces, the […]