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Ready for Their Close-Up

November 24, 1996|Suzanne Muchnic

Visual artists are appearing on screens--both big and small--in "The Artist at Work," a six-month exhibition at the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. Organized by New York art critic Arthur C. Danto, the presentation includes 54 television programs, many of them rarely seen since their original screenings or never before aired in the United States.

The first segment, "Motifs" (to Jan. 5), looks at art's relationship to politics, economics, ethics, culture and technology. "Movements" (Jan. 8 to Feb. 9) explores artistic movements of the 20th century. "Masters" (Feb. 12 to May 25) zeros in on artists, including Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Selected programs are shown in the museum's auditorium at 3 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.

All 54 programs are available at individual viewing stations, Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., and Thursdays to 9 p.m. Information: (310) 786-1025.


MUSEUM TWOFER: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Korean American Museum have joined forces in a two-for-one membership plan. New and renewing members of either institution in any of the $30 to $1,000 membership categories established by LACMA will belong to both museums.

Officials say the new program will help the county museum broaden its demographic base in the Korean community and greatly expand the 2-year-old Korean museum's membership.

The nonprofit Korean American Museum, at 3333 Wilshire Blvd., was established to preserve and interpret the history, culture and achievements of Americans of Korean heritage. Information: (213) 857-6000 or (213) 388-4229.

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