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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last weekend to catch Bent, Cast, Forged The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia exhibit at Museum of Art & Design

Photograph by Richard Goodbody
The Cranbrook Art Museum's Bent, Cast & Forged exhibit at MAD is one of those elevated exhibits that not only tracks an artist's career but explains to the viewer the crossroads between fashion and art, which for me, is something I can't always see.  I know that I love interesting jewelry, but I can't always express the feelings behind what catches my eye, but I know that it is beyond the superficial. There is a feeling or a statement I am identifying with that only this tiny piece of art can express. While Harry Bertoia was best known for his woven wire metal furniture and copper and bronze sculptures, this exhibit gives focused attention to his work before those years when he was expressing his creative vision through tiny sculptures of art in the form of jewelry, most of which were made from melted down metal scraps - including wedding rings. For more information, check out madmuseum.org.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Last weekend to catch two amazing exhibits at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Photo via cafam.org
This Sunday is the last day to catch some phenomenal exhibits at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and on Sundays the museum is "Pay What you Can!" Other days general admission is only $7 and children under 10 are free. They have two exhibits right now: Gronk's Theater of Paint and Windfall by Box Collective.  Gronk's Theater of Paint follows the career of the LA based artist from his days in an art collective to his set design for opera productions directed by Peter Sellars. (Tickets to this exhibit are $12.) Windfall showcases the design-makers from Box Colective who fashioned furniture out of reclaimed wood from trees fallen from the windstorm in 2011. Come for the art, stay for the food trucks lining Wilshire Blvd!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mission 26: The Big Endeavor at California Science Center

Photo via californiasciencecenter.org
Families can experience the final journey of the Endeavor's flight over California and 68 mile drive through city streets to the California Science Center through photographs ad film. Make sure to reserve tickets ahead of time for weekends and holidays. For more information check out californiasciencecenter.org.

Story Time in the Korean and Chinese Art Galleries at LACMA every MonPhoto day and Friday at 2pm

Photo via lacma.org
Every Monday and Friday at 2pm, Boone Gallery Staff read stories in the Chinese and Korean Art Galleries at LACMA. They relate the stories to art hanging in the gallery making for a really special experience. The best part is admission is free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Guillermo Del Toro at LACMA now through November 27

Photo via lacma.org
If you are looking to get into the Halloween spirit early, check out Guillermo del Toro's exhibit at LACMA where he takes viewers through his creative process with the paintings and drawings evoked from the surreal dreams he had as a child that later inspired his film career. For more information check out lacma.org.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The New Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum Sept 16 - Oct 16

photo via nhm.org
With more flight space, resting spots and natural light, the Natural History Museum's new Butterfly Pavilion will open for its summer season September 16 with hundreds of butterflies to see.

For tickets, check out: nhm.org

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Great Sand Sculpture Contest in Long Beach August 13 -14

via Long Beach Sand Sculpture Art and Music Festival / Facebook
This coming weekend, check out the 83rd Great Sand Sculpture Contest in Long Beach at 1 Granada Ave. There will be a food court, live music and a kid zone. Dogs are not allowed at the event, but just 500 feet away is Rosie's beach where you can bring your pup to enjoy the sun and surf.