December 12, 2013 |
Google has launched a new online tool to allow museums, galleries and individuals to create online art exhibitions. Google Open Gallery became available for public use this week, though potential users must request an invitation from Google to use the free service. The new application will allow galleries, museums and other individuals to upload content and create virtual exhibitions and tours. It also enables organizations to publish a new site or add on to an existing site. In addition, the service provides users the capability of adding background information that visitors would normally see at an actual exhibition.
August 6, 2009 |
With the film series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art heading into the sunset, this weekend and the next provide a chance to do three good things at once: (1) experience the soon-to-be-empty Leo S. Bing Theater, one of this city's great movie venues, (2) see some wonderful films -- "Being Jewish in France," a compelling documentary, from Friday to Sunday, and "Leon Morin, Priest," a rare Jean-Pierre Melville classic on Aug.
June 30, 2011
If there's anyone who knows how to tell a spooky story, it's "Nightmare Before Christmas" spielmeister Tim Burton. He and the exhibit of his artwork are the inspiration for this series of nighttime storytelling that lasts throughout the month of July. The first one will feature "Creation Myths and Other Mysteries of Nature" with storyteller Karen Golden. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323) 857-6000. 7 p.m. Fri. and every Fri. in July. http://www.lacma.org
October 7, 2010
One of the highlights of the Angel City Jazz Festival, the multidisciplinary collaboration Dirty Baby takes its inspiration from Ed Ruscha's "censor strip" paintings and combines them with the music of Nels Cline (of the band Wilco) and the poetry of David Breskin. Cline will lead two music ensembles, Breskin will read his ghazals and Ruscha's images will be projected. A book and album signing will follow. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free (reservations recommended)
March 10, 2010
The Films of Jean Renoir Where: Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Fridays and Saturdays through April 10 Price: $10 general; $7 for museum members, students with valid I.D. and seniors (62 and older) Contact: (323) 857-6010 March schedule Friday: "Toni," 7:30 p.m.; "Swamp Water," 9:30 Saturday: "French Cancan," 7:30 p.m.; "The Golden Coach," 9:25 March 19: "La Bête Humaine," 7:30 p.m.; "The Woman on the Beach," 9:20 March 20: "The Southerner," 7:30 p.m.; "The River," 9:30 March 26: "Grand Illusion," 7:30 p.m.; "The Elusive Corporal," 9:30 March 27: "La Chienne," 7:30 p.m.; "La Marseillaise," 9:15 For entire schedule, go to www.lacma.
March 8, 2013 |
Late in 2008, when the critically revered but financially teetering Museum of Contemporary Art was mulling rival rescue plans to pull it back from the brink of collapse, two issues were paramount. More than four years later, even as news breaks of yet more proposed solutions to MOCA's lingering distress, they still are. One issue was the need to vastly increase the museum's paltry endowment, which had never come close to being adequate for a 30-year-old institution whose ambitious mission -- and achievement -- was international leadership as "the defining museum of contemporary art. " The other was autonomy.