The L.A. Islam Arts Initiative citywide program offers non-Muslim viewers the opportunity to see there's a rich creative culture within the Muslim communities.
Percussionist Emil Richards has been present on the L.A. music scene since the 1960s, contributing to recordings of famous TV theme songs and the soundtracks of Danny Elfman.
As part of The Broad Museum's The Un-Private Collection, filmmaker Ava DuVernay recently spoke with artist Kara Walker about her artwork and recent sugar Sphinx sculpture, "A Subtlety."
Echo Park institute Machine Project recently invited and filmed more than 20 artists to create performances that respond to notable architectural sites throughout Los Angeles.
CEO and President of Los Angeles Opera Christopher Koelsch is helping to establish the organization as a leading arts institution for the 21st Century.
The L.A. Islam Arts Initiative citywide program offers non-Muslim viewers the opportunity to see there's a rich creative culture within the Muslim communities.
L.A.-based media artist John Carpenter uses touch-based computer systems to convey the wonder and joy of embodied exploration.
The desert sculptures of Jael Hoffman represent the artist's philosophy on an internal tension between the true and projected self.
CEO and President of Los Angeles Opera Christopher Koelsch is helping to establish the organization as a leading arts institution for the 21st Century.
L.A.-based media artist John Carpenter uses touch-based computer systems to convey the wonder and joy of embodied exploration.
Two new exhibitions trace Hello Kitty's roots as a pop-culture phenomenon and illustrate the many ways that she inspires artists today.
The desert sculptures of Jael Hoffman represent the artist's philosophy on an internal tension between the true and projected self.
CEO and President of Los Angeles Opera Christopher Koelsch is helping to establish the organization as a leading arts institution for the 21st Century.
Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
The Pacific Asia Museum's "From the Grand Trunk Road to Route 66" brings an eclectic array of arts from Pakistan to Los Angeles.
Two new exhibitions trace Hello Kitty's roots as a pop-culture phenomenon and illustrate the many ways that she inspires artists today.
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    Shangri La: Islamic Arts Come to Los Angeles
    The L.A. Islam Arts Initiative citywide program offers non-Muslim viewers the opportunity to see there's a rich creative culture within the Muslim communities.
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    LA Islam Arts Initiative
    The Un-Private Collection: Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay
    The Un-Private Collection: Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay
    As part of The Broad Museum's The Un-Private Collection, filmmaker Ava DuVernay recently spoke with artist Kara Walker about her artwork and recent sugar Sphinx sculpture, "A Subtlety."
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    Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop
    Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop
    The exhibition "Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop" explores how Islam played a vital role in politicizing Hip-Hop, and how it continues to shape the genre today.
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    From Baja to Beijing: TJ in China's Intercontinental Connection
    From Baja to Beijing: TJ in China's Intercontinental Connection
    TJ in China Project Space connects Baja artists looking to become more connected with the international art world limelight.
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    The Spirit of North Shore
    Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
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    Artists and writers in Santa Barbara acknowledge a shared common cultural history of a not-so-distant past where California and the West were ruled by others.
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    Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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