Arts

Using art to reinforce identity and ties to the Philippines

Los Angeles is home to the biggest Filipino population in the mainland U.S. However, they have limited access to art from their home country. A new exhibit at USC's Fisher Art Museum gives these residents a rare chance to reconnect with the breadth of Filipino creativity.

Artist gets Asians parent and child to swap styles

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.

Queen Victoria's private family photos on display in new Getty exhibit

We have our iPhones. Queen Victoria never learned to use a camera, but she had every important photographer in the realm on-call. Same result, though: a whole lot of pictures.

5 questions for 'The Book of Mormon' cast

The musical was written by 'South Park' creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and like the animated sitcom, 'The Book of Mormon' is wild, blasphemous and hilarious

The Broad will now open in 2015; details of new plaza released

Complications in building the museum's exterior have led to construction delays. A new plaza described as a green oasis in downtown Los Angeles will open this fall.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."

Getty Museum acquires Georges Seurat's 'Indian Beggar'

"Indian Beggar," the stunning drawing that marked a key turning point in the career of French Impressionist Georges Seurat, is joining the Getty's permanent collection.

Inside Bob Baker's Marionette Theatre

If you grew up in Los Angeles, chances are you celebrated at least one birthday at a magical little piece of history called The Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

Rarely seen photos of 19th-century LA, Santa Monica unveiled

The Huntington Library's new collection of rare photographs of Santa Monica and Los Angeles depict the cities before they were heavily populated. View them here.

Commentator Dylan Brody hereby kills his community theater career

My father used to say community theater was people doing a stellar imitation of what they thought acting was supposed to look like. I see it as live performances of slaughtered text before dying audiences.

From huge to humble: Architect Moshe Safdie at the Skirball

More than any other living architect, Moshe Safdie has tried to change the face of the inhabited world, and he’s done this on nearly every continent.

Subject of new PMCA exhibit was hiding in plain sight

Some of Ramos Martínez’ most affecting scenes are spread over the pages of our own L.A. Times — which in the 1930s was editorially committed to deporting poor Mexican migrants.

Shepard Fairey among artists featured in LA's Cat Art Show

Thanks to a new exhibit in L.A's Gallery 101 on Santa Monica Boulevard, cats have risen to the status of muses like Mona Lisa...kind of.

Chinatown's new Velveteria gallery is a velvet painting paradise

Elvis, JFK, Tom Jones ... the Velveteria is a museum dedicated to one thing: velvet paintings, and this small museum over 3,000 works on velvet in its collection.

San Francisco's smallest gallery invites patrons to take a peek

The San Francisco art scene is pretty huge, but in the Mission District there's one gallery that is decidedly smaller. So small that it can't actually host visitors.

UPDATED: MOCA names Philippe Vergne new museum director

Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne its new museum director late Wednesday evening. He will succeed Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned Sept. 1.