The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

When most people think of material for sculptures, marble, bronze, clay and other traditional materials come to mind. However, a new exhibit of Chinese contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) shows the allure of using other matter in unusual artworks. Pieces constructed using human hair, cigarettes, melted plastic, and other […]

Black Artists on View in Los Angeles

Black Artists on View in Los Angeles

Black History month may have been February, but several museums in Los Angeles are highlighting observations and images created by black artists in a series of new exhibitions this Spring. The Broad, Skirball Cultural Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) typically highlight other artists and periods. However, the trio of museums, along […]

Getty Offers Topical Look at Monumentality

Getty Offers Topical Look at Monumentality

An exhibition at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) adds further fuel to the political fires today about monuments and monumentality. The topical exhibit at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 21 delves into the monumentality of historical statues, urban planning, natural phenomenon and government buildings, particularly the role these structures play as symbols […]

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