The Hidden History of Los Angeles with Robert Petersen

8.22.2019 Full Article Art, Downtown LA, Food, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

On screen, LA may look all shiny and new (and filled with beautiful, yoga-practicing people sipping green juice). But the city is also filled with rich history just about everywhere you look, from iconic old theaters to architectural masterpieces to centuries-old Spanish missions.

Say Hello to the New Riverwalk

8.20.2019 Full Article Ambassador Chicago, Art, Chicago, Entertainment, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Restaurants, Shopping

It’s almost impossible to walk around downtown Chicago without stumbling upon the Chicago River. And while it’s a stunning sight from the many bridges crossing over it, don’t stop with the views from above. One of the best ways to explore the Chicago River is to stroll along the Riverwalk.

The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art

5.21.2019 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Design, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple decoration; it’s a one-of-a-kind work by David Hockney.

6 New York City Art Exhibitions Worth Seeing this Season

12.17.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings, Mondrian Park Ave, New York

A retrospective of pop icon Andy Warhol hangs in the Meatpacking District, a quirky outdoor sculpture series is a focal point in Madison Square Park, and in Midtown East, a gender-bending Japanese artist transforms himself into Marilyn Monroe.

NYC Street Art: A Walking Tour

10.17.2018 Full Article Art, Mondrian Park Ave, New York

Before Manhattan became the gleaming city of today, it used to be a gritty, graffiti-filled haven for underground artists who gained prominence in the early ‘80s. Pop artist Keith Haring led the pack by creating old subway installations, and while you won’t find these spray-painted masterpieces on today’s trains, you’ll still find Instagram-worthy walls —

What to See Near New York City’s High Line

8.3.2018 Full Article Art, Dining, Mondrian Park Ave, Shopping

It didn’t take long for the High Line to become an overnight sensation after being unveiled in 2009. Occupying a 1.45-mile-long strip formerly a freight rail line, the elevated, urban park and greenway is a smart example of adaptive reuse and, today, remains one of New York’s most popular attractions for locals and visitors alike.

Free For All: How to Get Cultured in Chicago on the Cheap

5.1.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings

Chicagoans don’t just spend their summers sipping away in beer gardens or hitting up local street fests; they also head to parks and other public places around the city to take in movies, concerts, and theater performances.

On view this June: the Museum Mile Festival

3.26.2018 Full Article Art, Happenings

For the 40th year in a row, a mile long block party will be thrown to celebrate the museums and their patrons.

David Bowie exhibit opens at the Brooklyn Museum

3.14.2018 Full Article Art, New York

“David Bowie is” is now open until July 15 in Brooklyn.

5 Art Galleries to Check Out in NoMad

2.20.2018 Full Article Art

Five of the best New York has to offer are just a breezy stroll from your plush accommodations at the Mondrian Park Avenue.

The Met’s Hockney retrospective examines the artist’s wit and intelligence

1.16.2018 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Happenings

David Hockney is a glorious and absorbing exhibition showcasing his 60-year career.

Desert X returning in 2019

12.30.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Palm Springs

The art extravaganza returns to the Coachella Valley.

Six New York City art exhibitions worth seeing this season

12.7.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings

This fall, a slew of new shows shine a spotlight on social and political themes with a lineup of well-known artists and buzzy newcomers.

Chicago’s Under-the-Radar Spots to Get Cultured

11.30.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings

Chicago is packed with lesser-known cultural destinations that are no less amazing.

29Rooms lands in DTLA

11.27.2017 Full Article Art, Fashion, Happenings

Refinery29’s funhouse of style, culture, and technology arrives in the City of Angels.

The Beat Junkies Institute of Sound: Fueling DJ Dreams

10.31.2017 Full Article Art, Music

In an era of YouTube tutorials and computer programs like Serato that do much of the dexterous work, Beat Junkies exists in a world of hands-on, real-world immersion.

Sonja Teri is making art accessible one print at a time

10.24.2017 Full Article Art, Interviews

We sat down with Teri in her DTLA studio to talk art, the LA scene, and where the hardworking entrepreneur goes to get away from it all.

Mike Kelley’s sprawling installation ‘Kandors’ opens at Hauser & Wirth

10.20.2017 Full Article Art, Entertainment, Happenings

Technically complex and quite remarkable.

Village Fest is your Thursday night to-do in Downtown Palm Springs

9.14.2017 Full Article Art, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Palm Springs

Village Fest takes over downtown Palm Springs for an evening of food, entertainment, arts, and more.

For one-day-only more than 50 Los Angeles museums will be free

9.11.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings

To celebrate the launch of Pacific Standard Time’s new project, a slew of spaces will open their doors for free this September.

Free contemporary art museum is coming to Los Angeles

9.5.2017 Full Article Art, Los Angeles

ICA LA is bringing contemporary art to the Arts District.

Chicago based artist, Lefty Out There, is front and center

8.24.2017 Full Article Art, Chicago, Fashion, Interviews

Twenty-five year old Chicago based artist Lefty Out There (aka Franco Campanella) has been steadily making a name for himself over the past decade.

Pop-up museum devoted to O.J. Simpson murderabilia to open in Los Angeles

8.10.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Sports

A temporary exhibit dedicated to examining the legacy of the disgraced sports superstar comes to Chinatown.

Desert Daze returns to Joshua Tree this October

8.7.2017 Full Article Art, Music, Music Festivals

Desert Daze is taking over the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree for the 6th straight year for a weekend full of live music, art, speakers, and other immersive experiences.

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms” at The Broad gets a ticket release date

7.25.2017 Full Article Art, Broad Gallery, Los Angeles

This exhibit is quite possibly the most Instagrammed in Los Angeles.

Provocative installations from Paul McCarthy and Monika Sosnowska open at Hauser & Wirth

6.30.2017 Full Article Art, Monika Sosnowska, Paul McCarthy

Monolithic, monochromatic, uncannily familiar and disconcertingly surreal.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney kicks off at the Getty

6.27.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Los Angeles

A two-part exhibition lands at the Getty starting today that showcases some of the British artist’s most prominent work.

An ephemeral conceptual art project hits Mid City

6.19.2017 Full Article Architecture, Art, Happenings

Hot pink and destined for demolition.

Monterey International Pop Festival celebrates 50 years

6.12.2017 Full Article Art, Entertainment, Happenings, Music, Music Festivals

The event that changed rock ‘n roll forever celebrates its legacy and lasting impact on contemporary culture with a new music festival and exhibition.

‘Untitled’ Basquiat painting sells for a record-breaking $110.5 million

5.23.2017 Full Article Art, Jean-Michel Basquiat

The vibrant painting from the master colorist marks a critical moment in the artist’s career, and a historical moment in the art world.

Björk Digital brings extraordinary artistry to Los Angeles

5.9.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Music

A fascinating and peculiar exploration of musicology, science and technology.

Pop surrealist Amit Greenberg wants to create a playful world

4.28.2017 Full Article Art, Interviews

This globetrotting multidisciplinary artist is blowing up.

A nondescript warehouse is home to one of Los Angeles’ coolest art spaces

4.27.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Los Angeles

The 14th Factory has your 2001: A Space Odyssey replica and so much more.

In Bed with… Ellen Von Unwerth

4.4.2017 Full Article Art, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fashion, In Bed With, Interviews

Ellen Von Unwerth has had a storied career, and her third collaboration with publishing behemoth Taschen this month proves that she’s still going full force.

Desert X takes over Palm Springs

4.3.2017 Full Article Art, Desert X, Design, Palm Springs

Site specific art dots the Coachella Valley in an incredible exhibition that brings together artists from around the world.

Patrick Gookin photographs Los Angeles with an iPhone from a car

3.6.2017 Full Article Art, Books, Entertainment, Happenings, Photography

His new book preserves that which is often overlooked, or, if noticed, quickly forgotten.

Jason Rhoades’ radical oeuvre takes over Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

2.21.2017 Full Article Art, Happenings, Los Angeles

It’s the first exhibition of the artist’s works in Los Angeles, the city he lived and worked for the entirety of his career.

Modernism Week hits Palm Springs

2.16.2017 Full Article Architecture, Art, Happenings, Palm Springs

The celebration of midcentury architecture and design returns to the desert this week.

An artist who goes by Jesus Hands was behind the ‘Hollyweed’ prank

1.26.2017 Full Article Art, Entertainment, Happenings, Los Angeles

He wanted to make people “laugh out loud” and instead he’s been booked for misdemeanor trespassing.

George Lucas chooses LA’s Exposition Park as the home of his new museum

1.23.2017 Full Article Art, Entertainment, Los Angeles

The 1 billion dollar Lucas Museum of Narrative Art might just be one of the most important cultural and tourist additions to the city in recent decades.

Coachella 2017 lineup announced

1.11.2017 Full Article Art, Coachella, Events, Happenings, Music, Music Festivals

Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar headline an eye-popping list of acts.

Richard Sandler’s still photos run deep

12.27.2016 Full Article Art, Photography

A new book showcases a street photographer whose work captures the beauty and the decay.

Experience ‘The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring’ at the Petersen

12.13.2016 Full Article Art, Happenings

The world’s first exhibit to feature the entire collection of Keith Haring Art Cars.

Ruvan Wijesooriya cares about the details

12.8.2016 Full Article Art, Interviews, Photography

We sat down with this genuine and curious artist to speak about reality, beauty, art, business, politics, movements and more.

Prince’s Paisley Park estate is now a museum

11.10.2016 Full Article Art, Music, Prince

The late singer’s mythical creative sanctuary is open to the public.

David Hockney’s visual autobiography has arrived

11.1.2016 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Design, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The magnum opus covers the famed artist’s illustrious career.

Never before seen Basquiat art to be shown at Miami Basel

10.25.2016 Full Article Art, Happenings, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Miami Art Basel

Paintings, drawings and collages in the self-taught artist’s famed Neo-Expressionist style.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

10.13.2016 Full Article Art, Music

The veteran troubadour becomes the first musician to be honored by the Swedish Academy.

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth opens at MOCA

10.4.2016 Full Article Art, Happenings, Los Angeles, MOCA

It’s the first North American museum survey of Aitken’s category-defying career, spanning nearly two decades.

The art of public transit

9.30.2016 Full Article Art, Interviews, Travel

A large number of artists have had their work incorporated into the Los Angeles public transit system, with hundreds of painters, photographers, sculptors and others adding a splash of art to morning and afternoon commutes.

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