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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 ridden Doug 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.”
LACMA board additions include Lucas Museum co-founder Mellody Hobson

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art adds Mellody Hobson, co-founder of George Lucas' future art museum, as well as Colleen Bell and Robbie Robinson.

How did Elliott Hundley curate 7,500 artworks into a 39-piece MOCA show? With scissors

The artist cut up and sorted miniature images of the museum's collection in deciding what to showcase in his "Open House" show. He leads The Times on a tour.

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