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.”
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Nov. 29, 2023
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Nov. 6, 2023
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Oct. 16, 2023
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Sept. 30, 2023
By collecting and framing contemporary art and ephemera, the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive is lifting the veil on the art-making process.
Sept. 27, 2023
Craft Contemporary’s longtime executive director, Suzanne Isken, is retiring. The museum has named Rody N. López as her successor.
Sept. 21, 2023
Destination Crenshaw gets approval to reimagine the historic Crenshaw Wall in South L.A.
Sept. 13, 2023
24-year-old artist Vincent Enrique Hernandez’s upcoming Hammer Museum presentation — part of the “Made in L.A. 2023” biennial, opening Oct. 1 — takes on misconceptions about the San Fernando Valley through tours in his Volvo.
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Whether visiting a gallery or attending a theater, dance or music performance, the fall is packed with arts events that brim with community and camaraderie.
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