Vote Head-to-Head: Ed Ruscha's Photobooks vs. Melrose Ave. Graffiti Writers

The Photobooks of Ed Ruscha

Critical response to Ed Ruscha's series of mass-produced, ubiquitous artist photobooks has been hostile, but many artists have been inspired by his photobook designs and content for decades.

Pop-Life: Why Melrose Avenue is a Mecca for Graffiti Writers

The monthly FAME Fest pop-up event bridges a collection of trained, fine artists with self-taught street muralists and crews.

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Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

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

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

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.

icon, Literature discipline


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

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


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

icon, Music discipline


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

icon, Performance discipline


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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