Arts

Highland Park gallery celebrates Día de los Muertos

Avenue 50 Studio will host the "Honoring Fallen Heroes in Our Lives: Altars and Artwork in Celebration of Día De Los Muertos" exhibition in Highland Park.

Cheech Marin's 6 favorite art galleries in SoCal

Marin recently published a book on Chicano art, and he'll be at KPCC Tuesday to discuss it. In the meantime, we asked where he goes to see the best art in town.

Gil Garcetti celebrates Disney Hall's 10th birthday

Most everyone who sees Disney Hall thinks of Frank Gehry, its architect. But without a highly trained crew of iron workers, it'd still be a dream.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mazzy Star, Chvrches, HAIM, Deer Tick and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.

Getty Center preview: Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

900 years ago, if you were a European peasant or serf, you were almost certainly unable to read. But if you were expected to be a good Christian anyway—which meant knowing the basic stories and scriptures and characters of the bible—how did you manage? The answer has a lot to do with the art of the European Middle Ages.

Picture This: 'Heavenly Bodies' captures Rome's bejeweled catacomb saints

In 1578, the remains of thousands of people thought to be Christian martyrs were discovered deep underground in Rome. Paul Koudounaris had the rare chance to spend time with these spectacular skeletons, which he display in his new photo book, "Heavenly Bodies."

SlapCon teaches how to get silly safely

It looked like a convention of Keystone Kops, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton & Lloyd, and many, many Stooges. More than two-dozen physical comedians, for two days, twelve hours a day knocking about and no AC. This is a festival?

Dylan Brody uses logic to defeat the Devil's advocate

He said, “Hey. Don’t yell at me. I’m just being the Devil’s advocate.” I said, “The devil doesn’t need an advocate. He’s the devil.”

Picture This: The eerie auto graveyard below Mulholland Drive's 'Dead Man's Curve'

In photographer Jason Knight's series Dead Man's Curve, he risked life and limb to take shots of a car crash graveyard just below a dangerous section of Mulholland Drive.

Finding beauty in nuclear explosions with 'The Underworld is My Oyster'

The pockmarks that sprinkle the desert at the Nevada Test Site serve as reminders of violent explosions. But look close enough and you might find some beauty in the destruction.

'New' van Gogh painting identified; was in a Norwegian attic

"Sunset at Montmajour" was painted in 1888. Because it was unsigned, researchers had doubted its authenticity — until now.

Heaney's poems — great, dangerous, healing — live on (video)

The Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died this morning in Dublin at the age of 74. Poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher reflects on Heaney's mastery of sound and nuance.

Impressionist Jim Meskimen's 'America's Got Talent' Odyssey

His mike cut out and he had to make Ben Franklin jokes and take notes from Howard Stern, but impressionist Jim Meskimen says he's delighted by his performance in America's Got Talent.

Banksy's 2008 mural 'Flower Girl' goes up for auction in LA

The LA-based auction house Julien's has announced that it's selling one of Banky's works - a piece called Flower Girl - which once graced the wall of a gas station on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea.

Banksy 2008 street mural goes up for auction

Julien's Auctions will sell Banksy's 2008 Los Angeles mural "Flower Girl" in December, the first time an original Banksy street mural is going up for auction in the U.S.

Review: Sam Francis made great art through great pain; exhibit at PMCA

“The personal lives of American painters are tragic…and inevitable. And do not explain the artist,” said Sam Francis, who was as articulate with words as he was with ink and paint. But often, the work itself does.