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Robert Swain presents color as a transfer of energy

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:25pm
To say that Robert Swain is obsessed with color is putting it mildly. The color charts and wheels that most of us left behind in beginning art class have been the subject of a 45-year fascination for Swain, who is currently enjoying his first solo museum exhibition in California at the Santa...

Marina Abramovic: Can an artist steal 'nothing'?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:30am
It's a question only art-world scholars (and maybe their lawyers) could dream up. Can an artist be accused of stealing "nothing"?

Dog Star Orchestra ready to roam

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:35am
While big bands at the Music Center and elsewhere are wrapping up their 2013-14 seasons, the frisky Dog Star Orchestra is back to noisily nip at their heels.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:00am
Most new arts and culture venues are keen on getting bugs out when they open, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is considering getting Bugs in.

Mike Kelley's 'Mobile Homestead' rolls into Los Angeles

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:03am
With his last major art installation, the late Mike Kelley gave new meaning to taking the show on the road.

'Against the Wall' at Theatre West

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:00pm

Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:18pm
After more than a decade as a curator and administrator on the Los Angeles art scene at the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture and design specialist Brook Hodge is heading to Manhattan as deputy director of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the...

Cirque du Soleil and James Cameron will create a live 'Avatar' show

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:58am
The blue-skinned Na'vi creatures of the 2009 movie "Avatar" will get the Cirque du Soleil treatment in a new live production that is being developed by James Cameron and the Montreal company. The arena show is expected to open in late 2015, before the first of three upcoming "Avatar" sequels...

Cracks in ledge box at Willis Tower cause alarm

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:35am
The famous Skydeck of the Willis Tower — which features a set of transparent ledges situated more than 1,300 feet in the air and extending 4.5 feet out from the skyscraper — experienced what appeared to be cracks in one of its boxes on Wednesday, alarming tourists who had come to the attraction...

L.A. theater openings, June 1-8: Shakespeare, 'Stoneface' and more

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:00am
Theatricum Botanicum’s all-Shakespeare season gets going with two of the Bard’s best, a musical take on an Old Testament tale is on stage at the Pantages, and a former sitcom star portrays a silent-film legend at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Violinists' protest against US Airways becomes an online hit

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:16am
Two violinists who said that their instruments were not allowed on a US Airways flight have taken their grievances to YouTube in a video showing them protesting on the airport tarmac. Their video, posted earlier this week, has since gone viral and has sparked discussion about the challenges...