March 8, 2012
With nearly 300 photographs edited and sequenced by the artist himself, this retrospective on the career of Robert Adams, "Robert Adams: The Place We Live" seeks to document his fascination with the changing landscape of his native Colorado, as well as the rest of the West. Starting in the mid-'60s and carrying through to this most recent decade, this show will focus on Adams' photography of the Los Angeles terrain. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Open Sunday through June 3. lacma.org.
December 7, 2012 |
The Foodprint project brings its series of international conversations about food and the city to Los Angeles on Sunday. LACMA will be hosting the event in its Brown Auditorium where a large and multi-disciplinary panel of experts and advocates will gather to discuss L.A.'s food systems. Researchers, journalists, politicians, biologists and artists, among others, will chime in on food from production to consumption while addressing environmental, ethical and economic concerns.
April 12, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Govan
January 14, 2013 |
The brain drain continues: Rebecca Morse is leaving her job as associate curator at MOCA for a post with the same title within LACMA's photography department. She will start her new position on Feb. 1, replacing Edward Robinson and reporting to photography head Britt Salvesen. Her departure leaves only two curators at MOCA (Alma Ruiz and Bennett Simpson), down from a high of seven curators in early 2009. That year the museum implemented various cost-cutting measures and layoffs, following a financial crisis and bailout by trustee Eli Broad.
April 1, 1995
Has anyone thought to approach Bob Fitzpatrick about becoming the director of LACMA? He certainly fulfills all the requirements as stated March 16 in Calendar ("Yearlong Search Still Hasn't Produced a LACMA Director") and would bring a much-needed vision and vitality to a faltering institution that seems to have lost its way. In the 30 years I have lived in Los Angeles, the two most important, exciting and memorable cultural events that have taken place are the two arts festivals produced by Fitzpatrick.
March 28, 2013 |
A new one-room permanent collection installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on view for the rest of 2013, raises provocative questions in skillfully astute ways. The subject is 19th century American landscape art, and the artists range from the relatively obscure to the celebrated -- Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, George Inness, John F. Kensett, Winslow Homer and more. The west wall has a spare lineup of all five LACMA paintings that show the American West, hung to create a continuous horizon line.
June 26, 2005
As chief curator of European art at LACMA, I read Christopher Reynolds' article "Which Way, LACMA?" (June 12) with interest. One point about the museum's recent record in acquisitions should be clarified. Mr. Reynolds states that "acquisition spending has sputtered.... The museum has averaged $6.3 million yearly on art acquisitions over the last two years ... after averaging $11.3 million over the previous five." The wording suggests that this is what the museum spent on purchases, but the Carter collection of Dutch paintings, which Mr. Reynolds cites, was not bought by LACMA.