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From Radicalism to Nostalgia
Art that initially was a shocking departure from aesthetic norms has a way of becoming increasingly comforting successor aesthetics. More...


“Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Yes, the title derives from Donovan's 1967 single. A dozen artists channel its theme of love and hope, with expansive views of human experience and spiritual longing. More...


Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
“Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea” is a visually compelling contradiction to myths and outdated notions that have privileged European-American culture over indigenous expressions, or ignored racist indignities suffered by Asian immigrants. More...


Samella Lewis’ Outsized Footprint
Dr. Samella S. Lewis left a legacy that bridged artistic creativity, art historical scholarship, institutional leadership and curatorial savvy. More...


From Dawn to Dusk
"From Dawn to Dusk" is a superb cross section of late 19- early 20th-century Nordic landscape and portrait painting. More...


I Was Here
Th small-town sprawl of the Los Angeles that Bill Lasarow grew up in was very different from the diverse urban metropolis familiar today. Children always take their home neighborhood to be emblematic of the world. It is only later that they are able to note, more of less, its actual place in the larger world. More...


The Aesthetic Case Against Escalation
Welcome to the baby boomer generation's anxiety-saturated world. Please do not retreat beneath your desks. More...


“Networked Nature"
“Networked Nature” presents a group of digital works interpreting “nature" bound up and integrated with artificial intelligence. More...


A Binary Season
Even as many artists grapple with public issues as crises of political and physical health continue, they also choose to withdraw into the interior space of art for the sake of art. More...


Marietta Patricia Leis
Marietta Patricia Leis injects a distillation of evanescent impressions, feelings, and details of memories into ostensibly simple objects. More...


Francesco Clemente
The venue of the Santa Monica Old Post Office and the effectiveness of Fracesco Clemente's installation highlight the Neo-expressionist electricity of his painting. More...


Kehinde Wiley: “A Portrait of a Young Gentleman”
Kehinde Wiley’s “A Portrait of a Young Gentleman” is a commentary on a number of varied topics. More...


"Frisson"
With the late Richard and Jane Lang's donation of NY School art, SAM attains a leadership position for AbEx holdings. More...


Immersive Van Gogh
"Immersive Van Gogh" is an entertainment spectacle, so go for the oversize, animated projections on walls and floors. More...


Generational Reflection
Three senior artists provide Bill Lasarow with some lessons learned along the way to Social Security age. More...


“A Left Coaster Goes Home to Florida”
Richard Speer returned to his native Florida to reconnect with his southern roots and to reexamine who he once was. More...


Origins: Northwest Abstract Art
"Origins" offers an insightful multi-tier recitation of 20th Century abstraction thanks to curator David Martin. More...


A Story about a Poet and Visual Art
Andy Brumer recounts how Stan Rice and Joseph Slusky made him see that poets are artists and artists are poets. More...


"For All the World to See"
Decades before “Black Lives Matter,” civil rights leaders employed images and media to drive their cause, as shown by the selection here. More...


Tom Uttech, “Origin”
The recently renamed and reopened Figge Museum features a single, fortuitous painting by spiritual landscapist Tom Uttech. More...

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