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Inside the Papers of Longtime LACMA Curator Maurice Tuchman

Drawing by Maurice Tuchman, 1950
Drawing by Maurice Tuchman, 1950

Inside the papers of the innovative and controversial curator. More»

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What Was Your First Memorable Experience at a Museum?

Emma Holter

What was your first amazing moment at a museum? More»

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Treasures from the Vault: Malcolm Lubliner’s Photographs of the L.A. Art Scene

Jasper Johns, 1968, Malcolm Lubliner
© Malcolm Lubliner Photograph

Photographic portraits of some of the 20th century’s most notable artists. More»

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Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thomas / Mapplethorpe
Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and The J. Paul Getty Trust. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

A major retrospective of the artist’s work is coming in March 2016. More»

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Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 2.53.57 PM

On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

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“L.A. Summer of Learning” Turns the City into an Open-Air Classroom

Los Angeles Summer of Learning

Make your own summer camp with this new citywide program. More»

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What Is a Page in the Digital Age?

On Performativity / Walker Art Center
View of the Walker’s new OSCI publication, On Performativity. Image courtesy Walker Art Center

A new crop of digital museum catalogues reinvents the page for the 21st century. More»

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Scott Schaefer on the Meaning of Collecting

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The retiring paintings curator walks the galleries with us one last time. More»

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David Hockney in the Promised Land

Woldgate Woods, 26, 27 & 30 July 2006 / David Hockney
Artwork © David Hockney. Photo: Richard Schmidt

“Why is vibrant color, like green, characteristic of Hockney’s landscapes of Northern England? I think it has to do with the nearly 30 years that he lived in L.A.” More»

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An Agnès Varda Moment for L.A.

Viva! – Rado – Ragni in LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES), Agnès Varda, 1968. © Max Raab/Agnès Varda
Viva! – Rado – Ragni in LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES), Agnès Varda, 1968. © Max Raab/Agnès Varda

Speaking at the Getty this weekend, the centerpiece of a new LACMA show, and guest artistic director at the AFI Fest—all at age 85. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Bonnacon

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      Farting unicorn or the origin of “say it, don’t spray it”? It’s actually a magical animal from the Middle Ages…

      Here’s the full story:

      Porcupines have got nothing on this animal’s self-defense!

      According to the medieval bestiary (a kind of animal encyclopedia), the bonnacon is a creature with curled horn, leaving it defenseless against predators. 

      To compensate, it has the ability to aim and eject excrement like a projectile to distances of over 500 feet. Oh yeah, and the dung is burning hot. Doesn’t the bonnacon in this image look just a tad smug?

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      05/03/16

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