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  • Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles

    Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles
    It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture. It was just...
  • Frank Gehry back in MOCA architecture show, coaxed by Thom Mayne

    Frank Gehry back in MOCA architecture show, coaxed by Thom Mayne
    This post has been corrected. Please see below. With his fellow Pritzker Prize-winning L.A. architect, Thom Mayne, playing the self-described role of “ombudsman” and “facilitator,” Frank Gehry is back in the fold for a major...
  • L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit

    L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit
    "Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: West Hollywood, Fairfax, Wilshire, Koreatown

    Southern California Close-Ups: West Hollywood, Fairfax, Wilshire, Koreatown
      First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that...
  • 'Pacific Standard Time': Exhibitions to keep an eye on

    'Pacific Standard Time': Exhibitions to keep an eye on
    A few of the 60-plus shows have already opened, but "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" officially gets launched Oct. 1 and 2 with a trio of major surveys opening at the Getty, MOCA and LACMA. Here's an annotated list of some of the more...
  • Southland arts venues

    Southland arts venues
    18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-3711, 18thstreet.org A + D Architecture and Design Museum 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 932-9393, http://www.aplusd.org American Museum of Ceramic Art...
  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    Home and garden events are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. Nov. 15: Suzanne Cahill, professor of history at the UC San Diego, discusses the designs and patterns on Chinese......
  • PST, A to Z: Moments to remember, so far

     
    I’m now about halfway through my Pacific Standard Time odyssey, in which I plan to see all of the exhibitions at museums and other venues exploring the origins of today’s Los Angeles art world, about 60 in all. The official......
  • John Lautner designs open during Palm Springs Modernism Week

     
    Palm Springs Modernism: Architecture fans can still get tickets to see John Lautner landmarks in the desert: The Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs and the Elrod House in Palm Springs....
  • A celebration of Julius Shulman

     
    Noted architectural photographer Julius Shulman, someone whose images helped to build the reputations of so many modernist architects, showed little interest in slowing down. Pictured at age 91 in the 2002 photograph above, the photographer may have...
  • L.A. architecture at center (and in centerfolds) of new issue of PIN-UP magazine

     
    It often seems patronizing when New York magazine editors create special L.A. issues, as though the city is really worth exploring only once a year. Namely, in the winter. But Felix Burrichter gets a lot of things right in the......
  • Federal arts grants include $2.5 million for Southern California groups

     
    Southern California arts organizations and arts educators will get $2.5 million from the latest round of federal grantmaking announced Tuesday by the National Endowment for the Arts. California’s state arts agency, the California Arts Council,...