From Altadena's Zorthian Ranch to the Watts Towers, this episode visits fascinating domains of art in the Southland. Featuring a performance by multi-award winning producer and musician Daniel Lanois.
Guided by Play the L.A. River's playing cards, Michael Kolster captures segments of the L.A. River through an intensive photographic technique from the 1800s.
The One-Night Gallery brings together long-time residents of North Shore to transform the neighborhoods into a healthy community that can use its local assets to thrive.
More than 50 works culled from French artist Pierre Huyghe's wide-ranging art are on large-scale display at LACMA, showcasing the captivating and cerebral microcosms that populate his larger universe.
A guide to the history of filming in Death Valley, featuring the films "Star Wars," "Rocketship," and "Robinson Crusoe."
Artbound was presented with the First Place Award for "Documentary or Special Program, Short" and Best Use Of Social Media at the 7th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards.
Guided by Play the L.A. River's playing cards, Michael Kolster captures segments of the L.A. River through an intensive photographic technique from the 1800s.
It was music - and hip-hop in particular - that served as seer and storyteller in the months before and after the L.A. Riots. Oliver Wang addresses a series of moments, captured in music, from before and after the Riots, offering a cultural lens to understanding an event that, 20 years later, continues to leave its imprint on Los Angeles.
What is the role of the creative community in the context of the drug war that is taking such a horrific toll on both sides of the Mexican-American border?
Frances Anderton examines the role of guns in American culture since Samuel Colt pioneered the assembly line production of firearms in the early 19th century.
An exhibition rich in humor and optimism, "Where Are the Tipis? Changing Perceptions About Indians" dispels stereotypes long-used by the media.
For over 20 years, KUCR Indian Time Radio has been a point of pride in the Indian community, cementing their own place within Southern California's pop culture sphere.
On a bright day in Twentynine Palms, Chemehuevi Indian Salt Song singer Matthew Leivas invoked the memory of native people who came before.
Georgia Jeffries tells the story behind a family heirloom: a handsome weapon that was once in the possession of Tiburcio Vasquez, an infamous California bandito.
The botanical illustrations in the Huntington's "When They Were Wild" exhibition function as a probe into what is real, what is fictional, and what lies somewhere in between.
A California African American Museum exhibit describes a more complex picture of mid-nineteenth century America than is usually projected into the public realm.
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    Adjunct Art Educators' Unionization Efforts

    Adjunct educators up and down the West Coast and across the nation are self-organizing with aims to reform the education system.

    E.J. Hill's Performance Art

    Performance artist EJ Hill investigates the complexities of human relationships and understanding one's self in a world of complicated identities.

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    Javier Tapia and Camilo Ontiveros: Travelling Dust
    Javier Tapia and Camilo Ontiveros: Travelling Dust
    "Travelling Dust," a multidisciplinary project from artists Javier Tapia and Camilo Ontiveros, seeks to explore the shared culture between the U.S. and Latin America.
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    18th Street Arts Center
    Making LA: Wilshire Boulevard Temple
    Making LA: Wilshire Boulevard Temple
    The recently renovated Wilshire Temple, known as the "Temple of the Stars," has been home to L.A.'s oldest congregation since 1929.
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    Haider Ali: The King of Pakistani Truck Painting
    Haider Ali: The King of Pakistani Truck Painting
    The Pacific Asia Museum's "From the Grand Trunk Road to Route 66" brings an eclectic array of arts from Pakistan to Los Angeles.
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    LA Islam Arts Initiative
    Shangri La: Islamic Arts Come to Los Angeles
    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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    From the River: Michael Kolster's Handmade Photographs
    From the River: Michael Kolster's Handmade Photographs
    Guided by Play the L.A. River's playing cards, Michael Kolster captures segments of the L.A. River through an intensive photographic technique from the 1800s.
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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.
    The distance from the main urban hubs has afforded SLO the capacity to retain, preserve and celebrate its agrarian Mexican and Spanish past and allowed its cities and towns to grow at a sustainable rate.
    The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography.
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    Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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    Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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    At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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    Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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