New Smithsonian African American Museum Opening

New Smithsonian African American Museum Opening

Anticipation has mounted as people have watched new bronze-colored, visually interesting building take shape on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Finally, they will be able to see the interior; the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 19th museum under the Smithsonian umbrella, is opening on Saturday, Sept. 24. Due to […]

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 […]

‘A Path Appears’ at Skirball to Make a Difference

‘A Path Appears’ at Skirball to Make a Difference

Many fear they cannot really make a difference helping others across the world. But, the A Path Appears: Actions for a Better World exhibit, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, hopes to show how individuals and organizations are developing workable solutions to make a difference in lives in distant lands. Timed for the […]

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