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Walk Through Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House

The Ennis House is the last of Frank Lloyd Wright's textile block houses in Los Angeles. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his son, Lloyd, the home has been featured in a number of television episodes and movies such as "The House of Haunted Hill," "Blade Runner" and even "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Though it's the largest of Wright's textile block homes, the design is not totally of Wright's own making. Escalating costs and differing visions prompted its owners — Charles and Mabel Ennis — to step in and put their own design touches on the house, deviating from Wright's design. 

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That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright In Los Angeles

During his time spent in Southern California in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L.A. architecture that was suitable to the city's culture and landscape. Writer/Director Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, explores the houses the legendary architect built in Los Angeles. The documentary also delves into the critic's provocative theory that these homes were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright, who was recovering from a violent tragic episode in his life.

  • 2018-12-18T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-22T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-23T09:00:00-08:00
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Desert X

The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley. Art includes Will Boone’s “Monument,” an underground bunker off Ramon Road in Rancho Mirage and Phillip K. Smith III’s “Circle of Land and Sky” in Palm Desert. Desert X is a site-specific biennial exhibition that first took place in the spring of 2017 where artists from different parts of the world were invited to create work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley

  • 2018-12-19T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-23T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-25T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-12-29T14:00:00-08:00
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Electric Earth: The Art of Doug Aitken

This episode profiles prominent artist Doug Aitken who for more than 20 years has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His multichannel video installations, sculptures, photographs, publications, happenings and architectural works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition. In his newest piece, “Underwater Pavilions,” he creates a conversation with the viewer to become fully present and immersed in the sea.

  • 2018-12-26T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-01T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-05T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-06T09:00:00-08:00
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Variedades: Olvera Street

This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles. Emmy® award-winning journalist, author and musician Rubén Martínez, explores the sometimes-violent, 200-year struggle for the political and symbolic control of the city as told in “Variedades” — an interdisciplinary performance series that brings together music, spoken word, theater, comedy and the visual arts, loosely based on the Mexican vaudeville shows of early-20th century Los Angeles.

  • 2019-01-02T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-06T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-08T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-12T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-13T09:00:00-08:00
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La Raza

In East Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement in the form of the bilingual newspaper/magazine La Raza. In the process, the young activists became artists themselves and articulated a visual language that shed light on the daily life, concerns and struggles of the Mexican-American experience in Southern California and provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement.

  • 2019-01-09T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-13T19:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-01-15T13:00:00-08:00
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