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Curator Paul Schimmel departs Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles

Paul Schimmel, the longtime Los Angeles curator best known for his defining tenure as the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, has departed Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the downtown gallery he helped establish in spring 2016. The gallery functioned as the Los Angeles outpost of the European gallery Hauser & Wirth, which has locations in London and New York.

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Painter Henry Taylor's floating self-portrait to materialize as a mural at the High Line park in Manhattan

Los Angeles painter Henry Taylor, who is known for bold portraits that depict figures from every strata of society, be they homeless or art world habitués, will produce a new large-scale mural for the High Line park in New York City.

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Prove humans are worth salvation? In 'Liana and Ben,' that's not so easy

Imagine coming of age in a time of political activism and fervent idealism, only to see your dreams of building a better world betrayed again and again by the basest human impulses.

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Essential Arts & Culture: Parsing Measure S, 'Fun Home' inspires genuflection, SCI-Arc goes to Mexico

The battle over the Los Angeles skyline. The award-winning show inspired by a singular graphic memoir. And “Salome” at 30. Plus: SCI-Arc in Mexico City, Oscar-nominated films that emerged from important plays, and a longtime curator leaves the downtown gallery he helped establish. I’m Carolina A.

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This 'Fun Home' weaves tragedy and comedy into a wholly original American musical

A musical with all the dramatic richness of a memorable play opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday — a rare sighting that could induce a theater critic to genuflect if not erupt in a chorus of hallelujahs. 

“Fun Home,” the Tony Award-winning show based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, combines textured character psychology and nuanced storytelling with the enchantment of a score that can

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Ron Nagle's mind-bending art, like mini movies in sculpture form