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School Mural Altered In LA After Community Complaints

The artwork was part of a 2016 project to place murals around the campus. Two years later, the Wilshire Community Coalition, a group led by Korean Americans, spoke out against the sun rays that prominently radiated from Ava Gardner’s profile. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, Visual, Ava Gardner, Wilshire Community Coalition

LA MoCA Makes it Official: Johanna Burton Will Be Its Solo Director

Two weeks ago, she was named executive director, working alongside Klaus Biesenbach, whose title was changed to artistic director. Last Friday, Biesenbach was appointed to lead Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie. Now MoCA says Biesenbach won’t be replaced and Burton will be the sole director. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Berlin, Visual, Burton, Klaus Biesenbach, Biesenbach, Johanna Burton

At LA’s MoCA, Johanna Burton Isn’t Just Executive Director, She’s Now The Only Director

Two weeks ago, she was named executive director, working alongside Klaus Biesenbach, whose title was changed to artistic director. Last Friday, Biesenbach was appointed to lead Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie. Now MoCA says Biesenbach won’t be replaced and Burton will be the sole director. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Berlin, Visual, Burton, Klaus Biesenbach, Biesenbach, Johanna Burton

LA’s New Movie Museum Has A Weird Omission: Music

The studios, of course, have a long and famous history of cluelessness when it comes to soundtracks. They’ve tossed countless original scores into the trash to reduce clutter. – Los Angeles Times
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Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition kicks off in LA with drummer Nick Mason

Nick Mason, the drummer of British rock band Pink Floyd, officially kicked off the run of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, an immersive exhibition that will run daily through Jan. 9, 2022, at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 3. As fans of all ages with opening day tickets lined the sidewalks out on Hollywood Boulevard, Mason took a stroll through the exhibition, which features over 350 Pink Floyd artifacts including oversized stage sets, props and private collectio...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Hollywood, London, La, Tim Burton, Los Angeles, Sport, Pink Floyd, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Vogue, Mexico City, Guillermo Del Toro

As Pandemic Worsens, So Does Outlook For LA’s Small Theaters

“And so the question looms: How much longer can these companies stay afloat financially? With pandemic funding drying up, 99-seat theaters are scrambling to stay on track with reopenings that were planned during better days.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Theatre

Director of Development

New Music USA is seeking a creative, energetic, and strategic Director of Development who will lead the renewal and growth of contributed revenue from individuals and institutions in an exciting phase of our organization’s development. The Director of Development will be a member of the senior leadership team and work closely with the CEO, board, and communications teams to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives around New Music USA’s transformative activities. Job ...
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Beyond Van Gogh: Here’s what it’s like inside the immersive art exhibition in Anaheim

The traveling Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has touched down in Anaheim, taking over the Anaheim Convention Center with a multimedia display of the Dutch painter’s works that includes some of his most famous offerings like “The Starry Night,” “Café Terrace at Night” and “Sunflowers.” The experience opens on July 20 and will run daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Though there are several Van Gogh exhibitions currently traveling North America, including Immersive Van Gogh, which...
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Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
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LA’s Theatres Face Big Issues In Reopening

Two issues: Uncertainty as to when theatergoers will be ready to cram into small black boxes, and a 2020 state law that stands to substantially drive up labor costs for many of these organizations. – The New York Times The New York Times
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Celebrating LA’s Spoken Word And Poetry Culture

Summertime tells the stories of “a diverse community of young artists who turned to poetry as a way of coping with hardship.” – Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Words, 07.09.21

YouTube Buys Naming Rights For New 6000-Seat Theatre In LA

The 6,000-seat performance venue at the Hollywood Park sports and entertainment complex in Inglewood, Calif., will be called “YouTube Theater.” – Variety
Tags: Art, La, Issues, Inglewood Calif, Hollywood Park, 06.28.21

LA’s Echo Theater: 25 Years As A Hotbed Of Offbeat New Work

Artistic director Chris Fields: “We’ve had a very simple system at the Echo. We read a play every week amongst ourselves and talk about it. If we respond, we’ll do a public reading. … Actors would invite other actors, many of them new transplants to L.A., and so we really started to develop our network. And that really trickled down over the years.” – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, 06.28.21, Chris Fields

LA Olympics-era mural reborn: Restoration team brings landmark freeway artwork back to life

Artist Myisha Arellano, of Social and Public Art Resource Center, takes a break from power washing the mural “Hitting the Wall,” by artist Judy Baca which is along the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles on Friday, June 25, 2021. “We’ve lost 60 percent of the legacy murals in LA,” says Baca, who sued LA Metro and Caltrans for covering the mural painted for the 1984 Olympics and featuring a female runner breaking through barriers. “Caltrans should of hired us to remove the graffiti instead of sending the...
Tags: Art, News, La, Government, Angels, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portugal, Community, CalTrans, Norway, International Olympic Committee, Van Gogh, Metro, Los Angeles Daily News

John Cage, Harry Hay And LA’s Pioneering Place In Gay Rights

Gay Angelenos like to remind their counterparts to the north and east that L.A. played a crucial, perhaps decisive, role in gay-rights history. Five men sat together on the hillside in the late afternoon, imagining a world in which they did not have to hide. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, La, Issues, 06.25.21, John Cage Harry Hay

As LA’s Center Theatre Group Director Retires, The Enterprise Needs A Rethink

“The character of Michael Ritchie’s audience has not been shaped in this devout manner. The marketing of hits has replaced more time-consuming forms of outreach. On the level of scale, this may make sense. But theater isn’t a traditional business. And while loyalty may not register on year-end financial statements, it pays long-term dividends.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Michael Ritchie, 06.10.21

Misconduct Allegations Rock LA’s Largest LGBTQ Theatre Company

Celebration Theatre’s longtime AD Michael Shepperd was accused of sexual misconduct over more than a decade – and the accusers say that the theatre mishandled those complaints until last week, when an internal investigation prompted the theatre to let him go. When there’s a power differential, can a small theatre be a “safe, sex-positive” space? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, 05.28.21, LGBTQ Theatre Company, Michael Shepperd

Religious artifacts returned to Thailand in LA repatriation ceremony

LOS ANGELES >>Two stolen 1,500-pound hand-carved religious relics which were originally part of ancient temples in Thailand were returned to that country at a repatriation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25. The religiously significant lintels were exported from Thailand in violation of Thai law more than 50 years ago and thereafter were donated to San Francisco and displayed at its Asian Art Museum. The repatriation ceremony, which included Thai dancers and prayers, was held in Los Angeles because the...
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Survey: Boards Of LA’s Arts Organizations Don’t Reflect The Demographics Of The Region

While nearly 74% of L.A. County is nonwhite, only 19.5% of the museum board members identified as nonwhite. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Issues, 05.25.21

Meet The Mother Of LA’s Inner City Shakespeare

“For [Melanie] Andrews, Shakespeare represents a foundation for success, particularly for students of color attending under-resourced schools. If they can master Shakespearean wordplay, ‘they can master anything,’ she says. But it’s not all Shakespeare. The theater ensemble has evolved into a support system and expanding network for the estimated 1,000 young people who have been involved since its founding.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, 05.19.21, Melanie -RSB- Andrews Shakespeare

Eli Broad, billionaire philanthropist who shaped Los Angeles art scene, dies at 87

The entrepreneur-turned-collector financed the Broad museum in LA, and made huge donations to Yale, Harvard and MITEli Broad, the billionaire entrepreneur turned philanthropist and art collector who played an outsized role in shaping the art and cultural scene of Los Angeles, has died at the age of 87.Broad passed away at Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles following a long illness, said Suzi Emmerling, a spokeswoman for the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Continue reading...
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LA Opens A Tiny Home Village For Homeless People

“The city keeps investing in these temporary shelters, but everyone acknowledges that there’s nowhere to move to from these shelters. And if it’s not permanent housing, it doesn’t actually solve homelessness,” says Shayla Myers of the Legal Aid Foundation of L.A. “Everyone says we need all of these options, and there’s no question that’s true. But at some point, the level of investment that’s going into temporary shelters starts to supplant permanent solutions.” – Curbed
Tags: Art, La, Issues, Shayla Myers, 04.27.21, Legal Aid Foundation

A $2 Billion Plan Would Transform LA’s Arts District

An Arts District cold-storage plant dating to the 1890s would be replaced with housing, offices, a hotel and shops in a proposal unveiled Thursday by Denver developers. With a price tag between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, the complex would rank among the largest L.A. commercial real estate developments in recent memory. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Denver, Issues, 04.29.21

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 19-26

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Fly fishers talk after practicing casting at Lake Balboa Park, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers meet for casting practice the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lake Balboa. Practice rods and reels are available and it is free and open to everyone. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Book Club, Marilynne Robinson, Local News

Gwyneth Paltrow invests in The Expert, a video marketplace for high-end interior designers

The pandemic-induced lockdowns halted many a home decoration project, but the irony was that our homes became even more important. But where to get ideas to decorate? Home decor experts could no longer visit. Now an LA-based startup is addressing this digitization of the interior design market, but kicking off with a typically LA-oriented, high-end clientele. The LA-based The Expert – a platform for video consultations with interior designers – has raised a $3 million seed funding round led by F...
Tags: TC, La, Actors, Tech, Designer, Cameron Diaz, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Api, Louisiana, John Legend, Gwyneth Paltrow, Arnold, Interior Design, Forerunner Ventures, Partner, Jake

Muralist revitalizes Danny Trejo’s intense, tough-guy gaze on Pacoima wall

PACOIMA >> It’s Van Nuys Boulevard. There’s the auto insurance business, the trailer-rental lot, the travel agency, the restaurant — and Danny Trejo’s eyes. Juan Hector Ponce and muralist Levi Ponce, celebrate restoring the iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Levi Ponce works on restoring his iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily N...
Tags: Art, Business, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Culture, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Nipsey Hussle, Ponce, Trejo, San Fernando Valley

George Lucas’s new LA museum couldn’t let this ‘monumental’ San Fernando Valley mural pass it by

The nascent Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has its eyes on a San Fernando Valley — and L.A. — classic. The museum, under construction in Exposition Park, has acquired the archive of artist Judith F. Baca’s half-mile-long mural “The History of California.” That archive has scores of documents, from sketches to blueprints, that trace the history of the mural’s creation, which took Baca from 1976 to 1984 to complete. The mural –created in the Tujunga Wash and stretching 1,050 feet along Coldwater Ca...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Culture, Soccer, United States, Jackson, Local News, Civil rights movement, George Lucas, San Fernando Valley, Charles White

'I don't want to fake the funk' – Henry Taylor, the painter of black American life

Adored by Rihanna and Jay-Z, he finds his subjects in supermarket queues – and on the streets of LA’s toughest neighbourhoods. How has the artist found lockdown in a tiny Somerset village?“Other people look; Taylor sees.” That was Zadie Smith’s assessment of the American artist Henry Taylor. Thirty seconds into my Zoom call with him, I begin to understand what she meant, as he joyfully dissects the decor in my room. “Oh, you got a guitar back there?” he says. “What are you going to do, play me a...
Tags: Art, Rihanna, Jay Z, La, Los Angeles, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Miles Davis, Taylor, Somerset, Zadie Smith, Henry Taylor

LA’s Music Center Is First Arts Center To Get “Healthy Building” Designation

The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles says that it is the first performing arts organization in the country to receive a UL “healthy building” verification, representing high standards for air quality at four venues — Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, Issues, 03.25.21, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Mark Taper Forum

A NYC gallery just became the first to display crypto art physically - see how it works

Alex Schaefer's Chase Burning that will be displayed at the Superchief Gallery NFT. Alex Schaefer/Superchief Gallery Superchief Gallery opened "world's first physical NFT gallery space" in New York City. From March 25 through May 25, the gallery will feature 300 artists and NFT drops. The art is displayed on high-resolution screens that can then be displayed in a collector's home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Superchief Gallery opened what it calls the "worl...
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