Summer is supposed to be a sleepy time for the arts. Not in 2016! The week has produced intriguing stories on everything from convention architecture to a notable woman conductor to L.A.’s new public art biennial. I’m Carolina A.Read more
Eli Broad has been a busy man this year overseeing his Broad museum, which is approaching its one-year-anniversary in September — but not too busy to buy new art.
The Broad has added 29 new works to its permanent collection, it announced on Friday, all acquired since the museum’s opening. A third of the new works come from local artists, further deepening the museum’s connection to Los Angeles.
Summer group show season is here — and the force is with it. We have group shows about isolation, artist books, the self and painting in 20th century London. For the more monstrously inclined, however, there is also filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s bonanza of the bizarre headed to LACMA. Here are shows and events to check out in the coming week:Read more
Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died.
He died Wednesday morning, according to his son-in-law, Chris Lloyd. He passed away in St. Simons, Ga., of natural causes.Read more
In ancient Rome, important military victories were often commemorated with a triumphal arch — often a standalone structure that was wide enough and grand enough to allow a procession of soldiers to march through.Read more