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Destination Crenshaw commissions its first group of Black artists to create new works in Los Angeles

The $100m public art and community improvement project will launch with new sculptures by Kehinde Wiley, Melvin Edwards, Alison Saar, Brenna Youngblood and more

Kaari Upson, Los Angeles artist who obsessively explored identity, family and Americana, has died, aged 51

The artist was known for years-long, multi-pronged projects based on singular figures—such as her mother or a mysterious man she dubbed “Larry”—and subjects

Face doesn't fit? Getty Center show to shed new light on triptych by 14th-century artist Paolo Veneziano

First US exhibition devoted to the Trecento artist questions previous assumptions and reunites key panels

James Cuno will retire as mastermind of the Getty Trust’s art endeavours

President and chief executive has led the institution for a decade, bolstering its reputation

Los Angeles gallery Regen Projects brings on two new directors Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski

Both Bryan Barcena and Stephanie Dudzinski have worked with major museums and galleries in the city

Hauser & Wirth expands its already large footprint in Los Angeles

The gallery is opening a second space in West Hollywood, in a former car showroom

Hallelujah! Former studio of 'nun-turned-artist' Corita Kent designated historic cultural landmark

The Hollywood studio where Kent made works challenging social injustice in the 1960s was due to be demolished to make room for a parking lot

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Contract Killers: artist Nancy Baker Cahill challenges the efficacy of the 'smart contracts' behind NFTs with an augmented reality project

The environmentally conscious project considers broken and violated social contracts in the artists space and in society as a whole

Eli Broad, an unexpected—and often unreasonable—arts patron

The self-made billionaire helped shape the Los Angeles art scene, while clashing with most of its prominent museum leaders

Eli Broad, who helped reshape the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, has died, aged 87

Billionaire art collector, businessman and philanthropist founded the museum that bears his name and helped shore up Disney Concert Hall, Lacma and MOCA

Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

The Big Review | Made in LA 2020: A Version

The Los Angeles biennial has been installed but unvisited for six months due to Covid-19 restrictions. Does it still capture our present moment?

Senior curator and human resources director resign from MOCA in Los Angeles

Curator cites management resistance to diversity effort, and personnel manager describes a “hostile environment”

Getty teams with city of Los Angeles to identify places that are important to African American heritage

Conservation effort goes beyond architectural distinction to highlight sites where Black residents embraced their culture and advocated for advancement

Los Angeles museums are revving up to reopen

Amid decline in Covid-19 cases, governor lifts a closure mandate that had stirred some dissent

Poacher turned gamekeeper? Stefan Simchowitz opens Los Angeles gallery

“I support so many artists and I’d like to provide exhibition opportunities for them,” says the controversial dealer and art advisor

Amid Covid-19 adjustments, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles delays opening by five months

The museum’s debut, repeatedly postponed, is now anticipated in September of next year

Artist sues Los Angeles and the Chinese American Museum for junking his work

Lawsuit demands that court issue an injunction to prevent future dismantling of works of art without artists’ supervision

Jaws shark installed in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles

The museum, due to open in April 2021, has acquired the 25-foot prop model for its permanent collection

Gordon Baldwin, longtime Getty photography curator, has died, aged 81

A former artist and fixture of Warhol’s Factory, the curator got his start at the Getty cataloguing two important photography collections

Our pick of must-see gallery shows opening around the world in November

From new works by the emerging artist Collins Obijiaku in Accra to a pre-election tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter murals: Can truly public art exist on private platforms policed by private algorithms?

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

Los Angeles shows its love for Beirut with online charity art auction

Standout works include a haunting photograph by Rania Matar and an image of Muhammad Ali by French street artist Mr Brainwash

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to open with Hayao Miyazaki retrospective in 2021

The new Los Angeles institution will honour the influential Japanese film-maker with an immersive show that draws visitors into his animated worlds

For no eyes only: Mark Bradford’s quarantine paintings push the bounds of virtual art viewing

For his first online exhibition, the artist hangs paintings made during lockdown in isolation in an empty space atop Hauser & Wirth’s LA gallery

Campaign launched to enshrine Corita Kent’s former Los Angeles studio as a historical landmark

The studio where the “nun-turned-artist” produced colourful, conscious works in the 1960s could be demolished

'It was full of dreamy surfers': David Hockney on 1960s California

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist reminisces about his arrival in Los Angeles

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

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Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight wins Pulitzer prize

Writer was recognised for his criticism of Lacma’s controversial expansion plan

Why Los Angeles is America’s free museum capital

Four of the city’s major art museums do not charge an entry fee—but that is more than just a way to boost visitor numbers, they say