Jori Finkel

What to see at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel shares the shows that gave her a reason to linger during the opening week of the city-wide art festival

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California with protest imagery from the 1960s

Art school under fire for bowing to transgender student complaints

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been accused of cowardice and censorship over its treatment of former professor and Henry Darger expert Michael Bonesteel

Scholarship drives the next edition of Pacific Standard Time

Ambitious projects on Latino, Chicano and Latin American art could rewrite art history textbooks

Freeing Tania Bruguera

The artist takes a turn on the psychiatrist’s couch in a new documentary by Lynn Hershman Leeson that delves into the psychology of government oppression

Sharon Lockhart gives voice to Polish girls and Jewish orphans at the Venice Biennale

For her project in the Polish pavilion, the photographer pays tribute to a pediatrician and writer who pioneered children’s rights

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America celebrates its love affair with Rodin

Museums mark the centenary of the death of the French sculptor, who enjoyed great success with US millionaires

US mini-satellite could help to monitor destruction in Palmyra

As Isil retreats from ancient Syrian city US non-profit hopes to raise funds to launch "cubesat"

Paul Schimmel leaves Hauser & Wirth

The former curator will no longer oversee the Los Angeles mega-gallery

Getty preserves Palmyra online in new show

The institution hopes its first digital exhibition will also reach the Arab world

New galleries bring buzz to San Francisco, but no gold rush—yet

Art scene is expanding into other parts of the city after high rents forced an exodus from downtown

Artists go large on Los Angeles’s billboards

UK art collaborative Art Below is latest organisation to take public art to the city's roadsides

Rodin, Muslim style and hippie chic

In only a few months, Max Hollein has rebooted the exhibition programme of San Francisco’s de Young Museum and Legion of Honor

Donors—who needs them? Tales of mutual dependency

Museum directors gather in San Francisco to discuss big gifts and the strings that are often attached

Tala Madani: the descent of man

As Tala Madani prepares for the Whitney Biennial, she explains how childhood comics and Trump’s election victory figure into her satirical images of men

Can these San Francisco fairs do what so many Los Angeles fairs couldn’t?

The fourth edition of the art and design fair FOG is coming into its own, while newcomer Untitled has early support from LA dealers

Newly discovered Cubist painting sheds light on friendship between Picasso and Rivera

A work by Rivera in Picasso’s personal collection suggests that the tale of the two artists’ falling-out has been exaggerated

Artists should give proper credit to Hollywood

Jordan Wolfson’s sculptures depend heavily on special effects studios

Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead will hit the road again next year

Artist's foundation supports ongoing project in Detroit and major show on his influence in 2018 <br>

Charity begins at home for the Mike Kelley Foundation

As shows open in London and New York, the artist’s Mobile Homestead will hit the road again in Detroit next year

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Bay Area collectors reach critical mass

Pier 24 show provides a kaleidoscopic window into what makes the San Francisco photography scene so dynamic

Lacma reaches halfway point for $600m Zumthor building with another surprising gift

Self-made hardware store mogul Eric Smidt gives $25m to museum’s expansion campaign

Calling all women artists: the Brooklyn Museum wants to take your picture

Kim Schoenstadt takes her idea for a group portrait on the road from Los Angeles to New York

Hamza Walker named the new executive director of LAXART

The curator comes to the LA non-profit from Chicago’s Renaissance Society

Political art that packs a punch installed in San Francisco’s Presidio park

The curator behind Ai Weiwei’s blockbuster project on Alcatraz has organized a group show on the former military base

US artist builds wall near Mexican border to confront ‘everything that Donald Trump represents’

Louis Hock tackles fear, racism and hatred of immigrants with temporary barrier at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

A feast for the senses: a new crop of museum restaurants go beyond the gallery walls

Directors share insights into the food revolution close to home—and their favourite dishes

Middle East goes West: show brings Saudi artists to San Francisco

Surprises await visitors to an exhibition of contemporary art in the city’s new gallery complex Minnesota Street Project