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  • Single Carrot Theatre checks into the shadowy 'Hotel Cassiopeia'

    You might say that Joseph Cornell lived in a box within a box. From his early teens to his death in 1972 at the age of 69, the artist stayed firmly tied to a home in Queens he shared with his mother and invalid brother. When Cornell ventured out, it was...
  • Art review: Willem de Kooning at L&M Arts

     
    Any excuse to look at paintings and drawings by Willem de Kooning is a good excuse, but L&M Arts is offering one with special rewards in a show called "Figure and Light." Sixteen drawings and paintings on paper chronicle the......
  • Life as a museum guard: Kimberly Strain of MOCA

     
    Kimberly Strain, 51. Senior security supervisor. At the Museum of Contemporary Art for eight years. Former owner of a private catering company forced out of business in the wake of 9/11....
  • Gallery's debut show reminiscent of Gorky

    If you favor Arshile Gorky, you will love the new Mkrtchyan Art Gallery in Glendale. As an Armenian American, Gorky (1902-1948) was a central figure in the development of 20th century art, blending imagery from his youth in Armenia with innovative...
  • 'Then and Now' exhibit at Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport features works from artists Nancy Drew and Carolanna Parlato

    'Then and Now' exhibit at Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport features works from artists Nancy Drew and Carolanna Parlato
    Arshile Gorky was a 20th Century American master painter who had a major influence on Abstract Expressionism. Modern-day Brooklyn artist Nancy Drew uses acrylic, glitter and flocking in a nod to Gorky and others with her own fuzzy, feminine, irreverent...
  • MOCA celebrates 30 years and a rebirth

    MOCA celebrates 30 years and a rebirth
    The financial chickens came home to roost at the Museum of Contemporary Art a year ago, but on the eve of what's being dubbed "MOCA New," a 30th-anniversary celebration centering on the museum's biggest exhibition ever -- drawn almost entirely from its...
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art turns 75 with a splash

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art turns 75 with a splash
    When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
  • Highlights of the MOCA collection

    A sampling of standout artworks The Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of nearly 6,000 works. These are among the highlights: Jackson Pollock, "Number 1, 1949," 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas, gift of Rita and Raft Schreiber...
  • Kori Newkirk at Museum of California Art

    Kori Newkirk at Museum of California Art
    Ephemeral, transient, fugitive -- a central theme in Kori Newkirk's Conceptual art resonates through various forms. Thirty-one photographs, beaded curtains, neon lights, murals, collages and video projections made since 1997 constitute his modest...
  • Critic's Notebook: MOCA begins to roll out future exhibition plans

     
    In November the Museum of Contemporary Art opened an impressive survey exhibition of the collection it has assembled over the last 30 years. (If you haven't seen the sprawling show of some 500 works — it continues through the spring—......
  • A Jackson Pollock for 44 cents? New stamps celebrate the work of America's Abstract Expressionists

     
    Don't be surprised if you see a lot of artsy types in line at the post office on Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring the work of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson......
  • LACMA's 'Art of Two Germanys' nabs top honors from curators group

     
    If awards from your peers mean the most, LACMA curator Stephanie Barron is having a significantly good day. Barron has received top honors from the Assn. of Art Museum Curators, which has a 900-plus membership, for her exhibition "Art of......