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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.”
The Huntington names a new director for its art collections

Christina Nielsen has been named the new director of the San Marino museum's art collections. Among her goals: more acquisitions, including work by female artists.

Frank Gehry unveils designs for L.A. Phil's youth concert hall in Inglewood

Here's the first look at renderings for the Judith and Thomas L. Beckman YOLA Center @ Inglewood, a 25,000-square foot, $14.5-million education and performance space for Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles designed by the architect of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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