Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial works depicting homo-erotic images may have made the artist nationally known, but that is a small part of his legacy. The new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and J. Paul Getty Museum’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibits opening this week highlight the two venues’ joint acquisition of Mapplethorpe works […]

‘New Objectivity’ at LACMA Captures Evil Lurking in Weimar Germany

‘New Objectivity’ at LACMA Captures Evil Lurking in Weimar Germany

Filmmakers tip viewers off that something sinister is lurking with lighting and music. Dozens of pieces of art on display in an astounding exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) create that same eerie, somewhat sinister effect. Like the pictures at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, the works of art in the LACMA exhibit, […]

Manzanar and Internment Life in Ansel Adams, Miné Okubo Works at Skirball

Manzanar and Internment Life in Ansel Adams, Miné Okubo Works at Skirball

The Japanese internment camps that the U.S. established during World War II are the subject of two stunning exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Skirball shows depict life in the Manzanar camp and the internment experience in photos by Ansel Adams and drawings by Miné Okubo, via works depicting an embarrassingly […]

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