Maxwell Williams
Maxwell Williams

Maxwell Williams is a freelance writer based in Rampart Village, Los Angeles. His essays about art and culture have appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Interview, The Hollywood Reporter, GOOD, and Art in America.

Recent Articles
A Brief Encounter with Mike Kelley
A Brief Encounter with Mike Kelley
Maxwell Williams reflects on the last days of Mike Kelley and the artist's exhibition at MOCA.
Songs About Place: Pasadena's Hyperlocal Music Series
Songs About Place: Pasadena's Hyperlocal Music Series
The fourth iteration of the program "Songs About Place" features performances of songs about the San Gabriel Valley.
Superstar Violins Converge for the Stradivarius Fest
Superstar Violins Converge for the Stradivarius Fest
Violins made by eminent 17th and 18th century Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari will be featured in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Strad Fest L.A..
Architecture and Design Film Festival
Architecture and Design Film Festival
The Architecture and Design Film Festival has grown to be the biggest festival dedicated to architecture and design films in the United States.
Made in L.A. 2014 Curator Michael Ned Holte on SoCal Cultural Microclimates
Made in L.A. 2014 Curator Michael Ned Holte on SoCal Cultural Microclimates
Michael Ned Holte wants to expose the city's microclimates -- art that responds to a very local context, but somehow fits together to form some kind of idea of what Los Angeles is.
Mayor Eric Garcetti On 'Connecting' Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti On 'Connecting' Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne for an discussion of public policy surrounding a diverse array of city planning subjects.
Asher Hartman's Glass Bang
Asher Hartman's Glass Bang
Asher Hartman's "Glass Bang" is an a experimental musical performance staged in L.A. at an R. M. Schindler-built modernist home on Mulholland Drive in Laurel Canyon.
LACMA's Art and Technology Program Returns
LACMA's Art and Technology Program Returns
In this age of exponential growth in technology, there must be space for artists to register what's possible in 2014.
Emilie Halpern's Phosphorescent Rock Art
Emilie Halpern's Phosphorescent Rock Art
How do you turn rocks into art? Influenced by Japanese rock gardens, Emilie Halpern creates installations of phosphorescent rock art.
Jacaranda's 'Shattered Glass' Concert Remembers Kristallnacht After 75 Years
Jacaranda's 'Shattered Glass' Concert Remembers Kristallnacht After 75 Years
The second concert of Jacaranda's new season will observe the 75th anniversary of the infamous Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

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

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Film & Media Arts

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

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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