Matthew Stromberg


'Totally Kafkaesque': Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs spaces still paralysed by pandemic

Most Los Angeles art institutions have reopened while complying with Covid-19 safety measures—except those run by the city

New York gallery The Hole opening Los Angeles location just in time for Frieze

It joins a half-dozen galleries with designs on opening West Coast outposts, from megas like Pace and Sean Kelly to smaller spaces like Sargent's Daughters

New Academy Museum to tell a more honest Hollywood history

Opening next week, the Los Angeles museum dedicated to the history of cinema will include reimagined displays on diverse stars and “less than proud” moments

As state restrictions drag on, pressure grows for more California museums to reopen

With lockdown lifted for nail salons and zoos, anger rises over arts institutions’ continued closure, estimated to cost the sector $22m a day

Pop-up outdoor art shows in LA fill a need for real-life art experiences

From a West Coast edition of an exhibition you can view from your car to ephemeral installations across the LA basin, the city’s arts community has found ways to reconnect

US artists and museums join forces to fire up voters

Artists and activists gather in Los Angeles later this month for the first For Freedoms Congress, a three-day event to spur voter engagement

Affordability is the number one concern for artists in Los Angeles, report finds

A survey conducted by the non-profit Arts for LA warns that the city could lose its culture cache if it becomes too expensive for its creative class


Families express frustration over trial outcome in California's Ghost Ship fire

Acquittal for one man and deadlock on another on charges related to artists' compound shifts the focus to pending civil lawsuit

Artists’ homes and work destroyed in California wildfires

It was not just Malibu’s celebrities who lost their property in the Woolsey Fire that ravaged the beachside community

California wildfires threaten architectural landmarks and historic sites

The 19th century Sepulveda Adobe and western movie set Paramount Ranch have been destroyed, but the fate of many other buildings remain unknown