Cindy Sherman at The Broad

Since I first visited The Broad nine months ago it’s become one of the biggest sensations in town. Record attendance has made the museum a true success story. This week I was lucky enough to return to preview their first special exhibition Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. Cindy Sherman is a contemporary artist know for […]

Viewing the Works of Eyvind Earle at Forest Lawn Museum

Last year I made my first visit to the Forest Lawn Museum and was struck by the quality of works on display. This exhibition space tucked in a corner of the massive cemetery seemed hardly the place for high caliber artwork. Yet, there it is showcasing a large variety of pieces from various eras. On […]

Seeking out the Sacred in Santa Fe

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, one of the most important holidays in the Christian faith. Having been raised Catholic the holiday and the preceding Lenten season has always had a significance for my family. A period of reflection followed by a day of celebration was one of the cornerstones of my upbringing. How fitting that this […]

SoCal Connected Returns to KCET

Oftentimes people will ask me how I find out about all the places I explore in SoCal. Honestly, I can’t often remember what tangent has led me to a particular place but I do have certain staples that help keep me informed. LAVA. DeLab. Los Angeles Magazine. Huell Howser. SoCal Connected. SoCal Connected, the flagship […]

Denis Matsuev at Royce Hall

My last visit to Royce Hall on the UCLA campus was a few years ago for the annual Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra silent film gala. It was a wonderful event and I knew I would return but I didn’t know it would take so long. Last Friday I finally had a chance to revisit the […]

Visiting the Forest Lawn Museum

A couple of months ago, as you may recall, Shannon and I headed to Bauer Pottery for one of its weekend sales. As we approached the location I discovered it was located on the backside of Forest Lawn. And not just any Forest Lawn but the granddaddy of them all in Glendale. I must admit […]

Guo Pei Gowns at Bower’s Museum

I can’t say I’m the snazziest dresser but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate fashion. Whether it’s classic designers such as Chanel and Christian Dior or new folks like Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade I can’t help but wish I could slip into one of their pieces. Last week I was invited to Bower’s Museum […]

Dabs Myla at Modernica

You know what? People are sure creative. I know that may not be the most groundbreaking news but it never ceases to amaze me to see what wonderful things people come up with. Take Dabs Myla. This husband and wife artistic team recently completed a massive installation at Modernica – a mid-century inspired design company […]

Visiting King Tut at Muzeo

Whenever I hear the name King Tut I immediately think of…Steve Martin. How can you not love his 1978 novelty hit? But seriously when I think of King Tut I think of this. I can’t help it. I love me some Sesame Street. In all seriousness Ernie WAS my first introduction to the famous pharaoh. […]

Viewing Life at Annenberg Space for Photography

Los Angeles has no shortage of exhibition spaces. Just when I think I’ve visited them all I discover one, two or even ten more. Take the Annenberg Space for Photography. For the longest time I didn’t even know it existed and once I knew I couldn’t seem to find a moment to visit. Luckily, I […]