MOCA announces 2015-2016 exhibition schedule

Museum of Contemporary Art (photo: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has posted their advanced schedule for 2015-2016 exhibitions at all three MOCA venues (MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center), including:

  • When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger. Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus. 3000. (February 7 – May 17, 2015)
  • William Pope.L: Trinket (March 21 – June 28, 2015)
  • Sturtevant: Double Trouble (March 21 – July 27, 2015)
  • Kahlil Joseph: m.A.A.d (March 21 – July 27, 2015)
  • Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT (September 13, 2015 – January 2016)
  • Permanent Collection (Fall 2015 – Fall 2016)
  • R.H. Quaytman (Fall 2016)

Florence’s Pazzi Chapel seeks restoration funds via Kickstarter

Pazzi Chapel, a 15th-century landmark within Florence’s Santa Croce complex, is reaching out to potential donors around the world to help fund a much-needed restoration of the chapel’s loggia. The loggia, by Filippo Brunelleschi (but completed by Michelozzo and Guiliano da Maiano) and adorned with colorful tin-glaze terracottas by Luca della Robbia, is deteriorating due to the soft grey sandstone with which it was built. A donation of $10 or more will get your name in the church archives (with higher amount levels including additional perks).


The Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI)

OSCI_TateThe Getty Foundation partnered with leading art museums to launch the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) that offers online browsing of each museum’s chosen highlights and scholarly content. The goal of the initiative is to “create models for online catalogues that will dramatically increase access to museum collections; make available new, interdisciplinary, up-to-date research; and revolutionize how this research is conducted, presented, and utilized.”

h/t Artdaily

The verdict is in: The DIA is safe!

Detroit Institute of Art, Entrance FacadeBREAKING NEWS: The federal judge presiding over Detroit’s bankruptcy hearing has ruled in favor of the “Grand Bargain” — a deal to accept $816 million over 20 years from nonprofit foundations, the State of Michigan and DIA donors in exchange for reduced pension cuts and not selling off some (or most) of Detroit Institute of Art’s (DIA) permanent collection.

h/t Marlene Gordon


CA Arts License Plates now make great gifts

Wayne Thiebaud, CA License Plate, 1994 (California DMV)A while back we posted a great way to support the California Arts Council: getting a license plate featuring Coastline, a sunset-and-palm-tree motif designed by artist Wayne Thieboud. The most recent good news is that this “special interest” plate, the first specialty plate in the U.S. designed solely to benefit the arts, can now be given as a gift Voucher Card that recipients can redeem online.

New Urbanism Film Festival, LA: Nov. 6-9, 2014

The second annual New Urbanism Film Festival will be November 6-9 at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. The festival was created last year “to move the conversation about urban planning out of the text book and beyond the council chambers and into the movie theater.” You can find more information, including the full schedule of screenings and events, on the festival website.

via SAH

Los Angeles Art Show: January 14-18, 2015

Los Angeles Art Show, 2014It’s that time of year again to mark your calendars for the Annual Los Angeles Art Show! This year’s show will be held January 14-28, 2015 at the LA Convention Center, South Hall J and K. This mark’s the Art Show’s 20th Anniversary and they’ve both added dates and scaled down the experience to two distinct sections: “Modern & Contemporary” and “Historic & Traditional Contemporary”. Click here for more information about the show and check out their blog for the latest news.

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