[Ampersand LA] LACMA’s “Islamic Art Now” highlights female vitality
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[Ampersand LA] LACMA’s “Islamic Art Now” highlights female vitality

How do Middle Eastern women wish to be seen? While newspapers and televisions often exhibit photographs plucked from incidents of violence and chaos, artists are using images to express personal stories of empowerment and vitality. Continue reading

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[LA Weekly] Ramiro Gomez: Making Menial Meaningful
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[LA Weekly] Ramiro Gomez: Making Menial Meaningful

“I know how to draw faces!” Ramiro Gomez insists with a grin, dabbing brown paint onto a glossy white magazine page with a slender brush. Shoulders and arms appear in a coppery sheen, then a head topped with thick black hair. But no face, at least not this time. Continue reading

[LA Times] Isamu Noguchi: A long lost native son
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[LA Times] Isamu Noguchi: A long lost native son

Isamu Noguchi was born in L.A. but kept studios in New York and Japan. Laguna Art Museum honors his California ties. A few years before he died in 1988, artist Isamu Noguchi established a 24,000-square-foot museum to house representative samples of his seven-decade-long career: paintings, ceramics, furniture, sculptures, landscaping designs and set designs. Noguchi opted … Continue reading