Art

  • Bolivian American artist Donna Huanca often utilizes models to move through an installation. A view from her show Cell Echo at Yuz Museum in Shanghai, 2018.
    © 2019, DONNA HUANCA/COURTESY OF PERES PROJECTS, BERLIN

    A Home for Modern Art in Koreatown

    - A massive, mysterious former Freemasons’ temple in L.A. is transformed into a museum of immersive environments, light installations, and other works of contemporary art.
Left: The piece takes shape in Sketchbook 1998; LACMA displays many of Saar’s sketchbooks alongside the finished works. Right: The figure of Aunt Jemima is prominent in several of Saar’s works, including 1998’s Supreme Quality.
COURTESY OF BETYE SAAR
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Betye Saar’s Solo Debut at LACMA

Still working into her 90s, the groundbreaking Los Angeles assemblage artist Betye Saar puts it all together at LACMA.

A young woman pays tribute to Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb victims at a candlelight memorial in Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo, August 8, 1972.
ALAN OHASHI/VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE
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Setting the Record Straight on the Asian American Experience

Nearly 50 years before Crazy Rich Asians, a group of UCLA students began documenting the Asian American experience on film.

Detail of Five Great American Negroes (1939), by Charles White (American, 1918–79), oil on canvas. From the collection of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
© 1939 THE CHARLES WHITE ARCHIVES
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Muscle, Soul, and Vision

Muscle, soul, and vision come together in two must-see exhibits at Los Angeles museums; Charles White: A Retrospective and Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer.

“All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins,” part of the Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Mirrors” retrospective at The Broad.
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Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors works are rooms full of nearly psychedelic art experiences—the perfect art for an age when artistic success is increasingly measured by how good the art looks in selfies with visitors.

A group of Cuban kids wait for $1 pizzas in Havana in a photograph from Michael Christopher Brown’s “Paradiso” series at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN
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Turning History and Geography Upside Down

The Pacific Standard Time festival highlights the many contributions of Latinos to the state’s artistic and cultural heritage.