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Deborah Vankin

Deborah Vankin is an arts and culture writer for the Los Angeles Times. In what’s never a desk job, she has live-blogged her journey across Los Angeles with the L.A. County Museum of Art’s “big rock,” scaled downtown mural scaffolding with street artist Shepard Fairey, navigated the 101 freeway tracking the 1984 Olympic mural restorations and riddenDoug Aitken’s art train through the Barstow desert. Her award-winning interviews and profiles unearth the trends, issues and personalities in L.A.’s arts scene. Her work as a writer and editor has also appeared in Variety, LA Weekly and the New York Times, among other places. Originally from Philadelphia, she’s the author of the graphic novel “Poseurs.”
At Cal State Long Beach, an art exhibition on police violence turns into protest over the firing of the museum's director

Cal State Long Beach's University Art Museum director Kimberli Meyer was fired last week. Sunday's opening of the museum's "American Monument" show about police violence against African Americans, turned into a protest as a result.

Jeffrey Deitch left MOCA amid controversy. Now he's returning to L.A. to launch a gallery on his own terms

Former MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch has returned to L.A. and will open a new gallery on Sept 29, debuting with an Ai Weiwei solo show.

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