Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern and Central California through articles, essays, and think pieces by more than 50 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art and culture across the region. Artbound is participatory journalism at its best.

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Hopscotch: An Opera for the 21st Century

Artbound explores the groundbreaking opera "Hopscotch," which unfolded in cars zigzagging throughout Los Angeles, telling a single story of a disappearance across time. Audiences experienced the work in both the intimacy of a car, where artists and audiences shared a confined space, and in a larger central hub, where all the journeys were live-streamed to create a dizzying panorama of life in Los Angeles.

  • 2016-07-24T10:30:00-07:00
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Third L.A. with Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne

Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne partners with Artbound for an episode that looks into the future of Los Angeles. "Third L.A. with Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne" examines the city's architecture, urban planning, transportation and changing demographics, giving us a glimpse of Los Angeles as a model of urban reinvention for the nation and the world.

  • 2016-07-26T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-26T22:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-27T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-28T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-29T16:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-31T10:30:00-07:00
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Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West

In this new season, Artbound travels back to pre-industrial Los Angeles to explore one of its key and most controversial figures -- Charles Lummis. A writer and editor of the L.A. Times, avid collector and preservationist, an Indian rights activist, and founder of L.A.’s first museum -- the Southwest Museum -- Lummis’ genius and idiosyncratic personality captured the ethos of an era and a region. See what other exciting episodes this new season will offer!

  • 2016-08-02T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-07T10:30:00-07:00
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Artesanos / Artisans

The highly skilled labor of artisans migrating from Mexico and Latin America are the backbone of high-end design and retail in Los Angeles, producing some of the most exquisite furniture, textiles, and design goods. But they represent a creative force that seems invisible to the city. Artbound uncovers their stories and their role in making Los Angeles and Southern California the creative capital of the world.

  • 2016-08-09T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-11T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-14T10:30:00-07:00
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Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD

U.S. Marine Sergeant Christian Ellis was a machine gunner in Iraq, whose platoon was ambushed, leaving him with a broken back and only one of a few survivors. Ellis returned home to join millions of Americans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. He inspired the first opera about the Iraq war -- "Fallujah" -- with a score composed by Tobin Stokes, a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, and a production by the Long Beach Opera. This documentary explores how the experience of war is transformed into a work of art.

  • 2016-08-16T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-18T19:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-21T10:30:00-07:00
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MOCA: Beyond The Museum Walls

Artbound explores the programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, investigating new programming and curatorial approaches that are redefining what it means to be a 21st century museum. This episode features three new programs by The Underground Museum, Wolvesmouth, and Public Fiction.

  • 2016-08-23T15:00:00-07:00
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