Carolina A. Miranda

Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
What finally broke the 'no Chicanos' rule at the reemergent Museum of Latin American Art

On the surface, the new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach doesn't seem unusual. A series of more than two dozen paintings and mixed-media works by Mexican American artists from around Southern California depict various guises of landscapes — from a tight city grid by José Ramirez to an expressionistic procession of figures painted by the late Carlos Almaraz.

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Art in honor of the missing 43: the powerful symbols of the Ayotzinapa protests in Mexico

At the end of last month, citizens in cities around Mexico gathered to commemorate and protest the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa one year ago.

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Datebook: Modern Canadian landscapes, Giant Robot Biennale, Ansel Adams at Manzanar

The paintings of a Canadian modernist. Ansel Adams’ photos of Japanese American internment camps. And a biennial that’s all about art by Asian and Asian American up-and-comers. Plus, the oddly delightful paintings of Jacques Flechemuller, a group show about spiritual and physical unions, and new pictures by Gary Indiana. It’s a busy week.

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Lowrider bikes as activist tools: General Dogon's rolling art works are part of Skid Row history

General Dogon's practice of creating custom bikes as art pieces began with a shopping cart. 

It was sometime in the vicinity of 2012 and the activist artist, an organizer for the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), was trying to come up with a way to get attention as he canvassed the streets of downtown L.A.

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The day in art pranks: Why God hates Renoir
Oakland museum addresses online buzz over plans for first marijuana museum exhibit

Marijuana has been the subject of films, television, novels, art and political deal-making (the latter, increasingly, about regulation). Now it will be the focus of a full-blown museum exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) — the first show of its kind, according to the museum.

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