The stage for the memorial, photo by Lynda Burdick.

Greg Escalante Memorial Service

Southern California Remembers a Prince

If crowd size at a memorial service is any measure of lifetime impact and influence, then be assured: Greg Escalante (1955–2017) had an outsized impact…
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Ruth-Marion Baruch, 'Hare Krishna Dance in Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury', 1967

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The Summer of Love Experience at the de Young

At the time, it was a sort of impromptu youth festival, a San Francisco combination of Spring Break and Endless Summer. Young people caught up…
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“Sponsored Content” SFMOMA Up-to-Date

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SFMOMA Up-to-Date

Not content with a refurbished building that makes them the largest contemporary art museum in America, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is courting…
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Ace Gallery at Desmond's Tower Wilshire Boulevard.

No Chrismas at Ace

Storied LA Dealer Ousted from Longtime Gallery

Even as the commercial side of the LA art world appears to be reaching historic heights, one of the titans of the local scene has…
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Visitors to the MFA studio of Edie Fake during the USC Roski MFA program open studios event February 7, 2015. Photo by David Sprague.

The Troubles

Grad Students Flee USC Fine Arts

In the perennial discussion of which of the several distinguished art schools in Los Angeles is the best, the Roski School of Art and Design…
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Shana Lutker, Onward and Upward, 10 billboards, Jackonville, FL, 2013.  A LAND Exhibition: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project.

Curators Unbound

The Rise of the Independent Nonprofits

There are many versions of “space” in the art world, from the high gloss of a pristine museum exhibition to the cozy confines of a…
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“Sponsored Video” Caribbean Dreams

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Caribbean Dreams

Here’s a little fun—a whiskey dream starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Gianini, shot for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It opens aboard an antique yacht in…
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Chris Johanson, I Do Not Know But Am Open to Learning, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York; © Chris Johanson; photo: Ian Reeves

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San Francisco’s MOMA Closed for construction, yet more open than ever

SFMOMA brings national and international artists to the Silicon Valley community of Los Altos in this unique multisite exhibition

The San Francisco Museum of Art is closed for the year while its downtown facility undergoes a major renovation and expansion. But that hasn’t meant…
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The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2012-2013. Photo: ©Rolex/Nick Harvey

“Sponsored Video” Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2013-2014 mentors are chosen

Olafur Eliasson, Alexei Ratmansky and Peter Zumthor chosen as mentors under the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2013-2014

Leading artists from around the world gathered in Venice in October, not for the celebrated biennale, but for a project with even loftier ambitions—the Rolex…
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