Arts & Culture Stories

This week’s picks include an exhibition you can view from York Boulevard, highlighting women who fight for environmental justice.

This week’s picks include an artist who blends natural forms cast from nature with minimal geometrics; photographs that highlight human connection; and paintings that explore…

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This art week’s picks include an artist’s Afrofuturist vision of utopia; textural paintings that highlight the pandemic-induced emotions; and ceramic forms made from simulated Martian…

Afrofuturist utopias and ceramics made from Martian soil

This art week’s picks include an artist’s Afrofuturist vision of utopia; textural paintings that highlight the pandemic-induced emotions; and ceramic forms made from simulated Martian…

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This week’s art picks include Kate Barbee’s stitched-up pseudo-Cubist forms; a new gallery in Chinatown focused on elevating design objects; and Xylor Jane’s palindromic paintings.

Art Insider: These Pseudo-Cubist works stitch together ‘failed’ paintings

This week’s art picks include Kate Barbee’s stitched-up pseudo-Cubist forms; a new gallery in Chinatown focused on elevating design objects; and Xylor Jane’s palindromic paintings.

LA art picks: Elmer Guevara, who connects his parent’s past trauma to his own L.A.

How a South Central artist processes generational trauma through collage

LA art picks: Elmer Guevara, who connects his parent’s past trauma to his own L.A.

This week’s art picks include neon aquariums that blend the ancient past with an apocalyptic future, reflexology mats that encourage rest and reflection, and a virtual art pavilion…

Art Insider: Fish swim around submerged ceramic vessels in aquarium ruins

This week’s art picks include neon aquariums that blend the ancient past with an apocalyptic future, reflexology mats that encourage rest and reflection, and a virtual art pavilion…

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This week’s art picks include drawings that explore deaf rage and experiences of trauma; a new age radio station broadcasting from a Santa Monica gallery; and a series of irregularly…

Drawings that chart out the levels of deaf rage

This week’s art picks include drawings that explore deaf rage and experiences of trauma; a new age radio station broadcasting from a Santa Monica gallery; and a series of irregularly…

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This week’s picks include an artist who melds tradition, craft, and pop culture to create inclusive and uplifting messages; artworks that start on iPhones and end up large scale; and a…

Native American and pop references commingle in beaded tapestries

This week’s picks include an artist who melds tradition, craft, and pop culture to create inclusive and uplifting messages; artworks that start on iPhones and end up large scale; and a…

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This week’s picks include paintings that encapsulate all the feels of 2020; mixed media paintings that focus on fatherhood and resilience; and paintings of dog shows that let the dogs…

Paintings that encapsulate all the feels of 2020

This week’s picks include paintings that encapsulate all the feels of 2020; mixed media paintings that focus on fatherhood and resilience; and paintings of dog shows that let the dogs…

This week’s picks include an artist who creates playful and graphic airbrushed paintings with darker undertones; women who are depicted pumping breast milk while listing their fears;…

Poppies and skulls commingle in fantastical airbrushed paintings

This week’s picks include an artist who creates playful and graphic airbrushed paintings with darker undertones; women who are depicted pumping breast milk while listing their fears;…

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This week’s picks include an artist who reinvents Westerns to feature female leads; an iconic artist from The Hairy Who who exhibits three decades of drawings; and geometric…

Female protagonists and villains center in an artist’s imagined Western

This week’s picks include an artist who reinvents Westerns to feature female leads; an iconic artist from The Hairy Who who exhibits three decades of drawings; and geometric…

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Art fairs recently migrated online to remedy the crowded, in-person attractions that proliferated before the pandemic.

Art Insider: Missing Art Basel? Here’s where to find NADA art fair booths around LA

Art fairs recently migrated online to remedy the crowded, in-person attractions that proliferated before the pandemic.

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Giving Tuesday: Become a KCRW member, and commemorate public radio’s impact on your daily life

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

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The Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” is still closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Art Insider: ‘Made in L.A.’ 2020 is still closed to the public. We take you inside

The Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” is still closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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This week’s offerings: paintings that blend everyday experiences with the divine; intricately crafted ceramics made with bricks; and portraits made during the pandemic that express a…

Art Insider: Paintings celebrating everyday beauty and psychedelic sunsets

This week’s offerings: paintings that blend everyday experiences with the divine; intricately crafted ceramics made with bricks; and portraits made during the pandemic that express a…

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Sculptures use mass-produced objects to allude to an individual’s psychological makeup. Drawings of neoclassical architectures blend fantasy and reality.

Artist uses store-bought objects to allude to the inner workings of the mind

Sculptures use mass-produced objects to allude to an individual’s psychological makeup. Drawings of neoclassical architectures blend fantasy and reality.

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Artists respond to both the violence and loneliness of the pandemic. Paintings depict the past while imagining a future where order breaks down.

Art Insider: An artist makes milagros that honor lives lost to police violence

Artists respond to both the violence and loneliness of the pandemic. Paintings depict the past while imagining a future where order breaks down.

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How Raymond Pettibon’s pandemic paintings made Gumby punk. Drawings made during the pandemic pull from pop culture. Two artists use ceramic glazes for sculptural effects.

Art Insider: How an iconic LA artist escapes Punch Lines

How Raymond Pettibon’s pandemic paintings made Gumby punk. Drawings made during the pandemic pull from pop culture. Two artists use ceramic glazes for sculptural effects.

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Today, the Power in Numbers Drive comes to an end, and we have one important question for you: will you count yourself in?

KCRW can’t keep going without you. We need 500 passionate supporters like you to help us unlock our future!

Today, the Power in Numbers Drive comes to an end, and we have one important question for you: will you count yourself in?

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Tomorrow is the final day of KCRW’s Power In Numbers Drive, and look — I would understand if you thought at first I was referring to the 2020 election. Though that’s almost over, too.

Through impeachment, the pandemic, wildfires, and the election, KCRW is here for you. Become a member to be there for us

Tomorrow is the final day of KCRW’s Power In Numbers Drive, and look — I would understand if you thought at first I was referring to the 2020 election. Though that’s almost over, too.

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"Without a doubt, KCRW is one of the best things that ever came my way. Become a member today and help us keep it lit at KCRW.

Henry Rollins: Help us keep it lit at KCRW, become a member and keep the radio on

"Without a doubt, KCRW is one of the best things that ever came my way. Become a member today and help us keep it lit at KCRW.

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This week, artists find unique ways to bridge connections in chaotic times.

How an artist builds connectivity across border walls

This week, artists find unique ways to bridge connections in chaotic times.

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Lakers fans poured into the streets of Downtown LA around the Staples Center Sunday evening to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA Championship winning over the Miami Heat.

PHOTOS: Angelenos celebrate in the street after Lakers' victory

Lakers fans poured into the streets of Downtown LA around the Staples Center Sunday evening to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA Championship winning over the Miami Heat.

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