A few weeks ago I stopped in at the Getty Villa up in Malibu with two friends from the UK. It is a beautiful museum, and one that I will always be happy to take out of town guests to. It is more than just a museum, it is an experience. The beautiful tile work, … More ‘Roman Mosaics’ a Getty Villa exhibition
One of the few things that I have always kept in mind about Chinese history, is its turbulence. It has had a plethora of both extreme beauty, and pernicious violence that over the centuries has resulted in some of the most striking art that can be seen today. In sharp contract from the Del Toro exhibition, Alternative … More Alternative Dreams: longing for 17th Century China
Alright everyone, please grab a coffee, a tea, a glass of wine, whatever is appropriate for the time of day where you are- this review is going to be a tad long. I apologize in advance, there is just so much to cover! The new Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition on at … More At home with Guillermo del Toro, and his monsters!
We are all familiar with the concept of art ‘not being in style until long after the artist is dead’. I had the thought of revisiting graffiti and its historical and archeological importance this week after I decided to do a series of posts for my Lapidary Club’s Facebook page themed around ‘rock art’, using … More Graffiti: A Good Rat or Bad Rat?
I caught an article headline on Twitter a few weeks ago by Robert Reid from National Geographic. I am a big fan of National Geographic, I like the work they do. I want to share a snip-it from this article here; one that I think is worth mentioning. Worth drawing attention to, and frankly work … More Museums = Overrated? a NatGeo article
Greetings once again, to the digital world! I have been away for a few weeks, but today I have a blog for you on my trip to the brand spankin’ new modern art museum in downtown LA, The Broad. The Broad’s collection was built by Eli an Edyth Broad who have been collecting postwar and … More The Broad #ArtOnFleek
Greetings to you! I have another exhibition review for you today on an installation I visited this past weekend at the LACMA, short for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I have been to the LACMA many times, and highly recommend their permanent collections, as they are varied across many time periods as well … More LACMA Pt.1: The Sympathetic Imagination
Griffith Park in Los Angeles has been home to The Autry since it first opened in 1988. The Autry houses a collection that showcases the art, history, and cultures of those who have lived in the American West. Their mission statement is more so reflected in their displays than most museums today: The Autry brings together … More The Autry National Center of the American West
To the surprise of many, until recently I still had not visited the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. I have walked past it, noted it, and always without fail told myself “next time I am in town I really should stop in.” Well I finally did so last week and coerced a friend to come … More Scottish National Gallery