As the 19th century was coming to a close in Japan, traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo and Meiji periods faded in popularity, giving way to two new movements.   Read More...
 
With its unique collection of colorful outdoor art, the Second Street Sculpture Park in five years has helped bring some much-needed attention to the longtime empty space on the west side of Second Street in Pomona.   Read More...
 
Photo by Richard Watanabe, courtesy of the Japanese American National Museum
The Japanese as a culture has long been noted for its appreciation of beauty, but that does not necessarily extend to the art of tattoo. While tattoo is considered an art form almost everywhere around the globe, it is associated with organized crime by the Japanese and is illegal in many places in Japan.   Read More...
 
With its unique collection of colorful outdoor art, the Second Street Sculpture Park in five years has helped bring some much-needed attention to the longtime empty space on the west side of Second Street in Pomona.   Read More...
 
The two-day free event, held in The Brewery's Los Angeles' pioneering arts complex, is the largest original artwalk in the world and will be happening next Saturday and Sunday April 26-27.   Read More...
 
Color burst from enormous murals, some echoing the city's intricate Art Deco architectural patterns, others spelling out words in bold, sprayed-on letters. Amid the industrial yards, cold storage warehouses and factories were trendy shops and eateries fast transforming the area's vibe. A self-deprecating poster warned: "Beware - Hipsters."   Read More...
 
Think circus clowns are kids' stuff? Not always. In the fine art paintings of Elaine Verchick, these comic performers are real, emotional beings.   Read More...
 
You may not know the name of artist Mary Blair, but you know her work: the design elements of "Cinderella" "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter Pan," which brought Disney animation into the modern era.   Read More...
 
LA.com spoke with the Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, who's bringing his "Ringmaster" act to the El Rey Theatre in Hollywood as part of Lucha VaVOOM.   Read More...
 
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Pillowcases as canvases and melted candy as paint are the tools not of choice, but of necessity for several talented artists whose work will be on display at the ArtExchange in Long Beach.   Read More...
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), announced today the forthcoming exhibition Cinema Vezzoli, highlighting artist Francesco Vezzoli's mastery in deconstructing the vocabulary of filmmaking and in analyzing how celebrity-driven culture influences art and the public imagination.   Read More...
 
Dozens of Los Angeles-area schools are opening their doors to showcase student films, dance recitals and art exhibits.   Read More...
 
(Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Erin Stone saw the art world end at the San Diego (405) Freeway.   Read More...
 
The new film "The Monuments Men" tells of a special squad of art historians and museum curators who go behind enemy lines to prevent centuries of fine art from being destroyed by Nazi troops at the end of World War II. But what if there was a threat to the artwork at our Southern California museums and galleries? What would we save?   Read More...
 
Getting ready for skydiving, an unidentified person lost their GoPro camera. But the camera stayed on and captured the whole fall from the plane to a pig pen, where a muddy pig investigated.   Read More...
 
Imagine packing all of your green debris - from grass clippings to fallen tree branches - into a compost wall, constructed from wooden beams and wire, that surrounds your property. Imagine building raised bed retaining walls out of ordinary soil mixed with cement. Imagine constructing a home for bees and other beneficial insects out of a block of wood.   Read More...
 
Moosylvania: A Group Art Show Tribute to Jay Ward Van Eaton Galleries March 1 at 6:00pm until March 15 at 6:00pm Over 100 visual artists and renowned animators each create one piece of their own original art in some way inspired by Jay Ward & his cartoon characters.   Read More...
 
Elvis Presley had already been a cultural phenomenon. Phil Spector was sneaking some of those fusty philharmonic instruments into his Wall of Sound. Bob Dylan was changing the scene with some mighty serious stuff well before he went electric.   Read More...