Arts & Culture Stories

A museum offers a virtual tour. More artists are doing interviews on Instagram. The stimulus bill addresses the arts. Plus, I offer another art project to do at home.

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For one artist, digital adaptation is nothing new. A gallery opens a new show during shutdowns. An arts conference goes virtual.

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This week, a major art fair goes digital as widespread gallery closures affect our community.

Art Insider Mar. 17: Hong Kong art fair goes digital, Luchita Hurtado-inspired project to do at home

This week, a major art fair goes digital as widespread gallery closures affect our community.

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This week, an artist gets her due at almost 100 years old, Craft Contemporary explores the body through clay, and Catherine Opie talks politics through landscapes of the American…

Art Insider Mar. 10: Luchita Hurtado, Catherine Opie, clay biennial

This week, an artist gets her due at almost 100 years old, Craft Contemporary explores the body through clay, and Catherine Opie talks politics through landscapes of the American…

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A gallery reexhibits a pop-surrealist artist’s installation, an exhibition of historical artworks finds resonance in the present, and an artist stylizes childhood.

Art Insider Mar. 3: Surrealist wallpaper, connecting past and present, exploring childhood psyche

A gallery reexhibits a pop-surrealist artist’s installation, an exhibition of historical artworks finds resonance in the present, and an artist stylizes childhood.

This week, color plays a vital role in paintings, ikebana, and indigenous pigments.

Art Insider Feb. 25: Migrants in watercolor, an ikebana master, and bold portraits

This week, color plays a vital role in paintings, ikebana, and indigenous pigments.

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Rotting fruit is made out of semi precious stones, a group show centers around witches, and paintings depict figures floating through water.

Art Insider Feb. 18: Decaying fruit, witches, water dancers

Rotting fruit is made out of semi precious stones, a group show centers around witches, and paintings depict figures floating through water.

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KCRW in partnership with Film Independent Presents invite you to a special screening of Episode 101 of Hunters from Amazon Prime Video.

KCRW Partner Screening: Hunters

KCRW in partnership with Film Independent Presents invite you to a special screening of Episode 101 of Hunters from Amazon Prime Video.

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Art fairs of all shapes and sizes pop up in Los Angeles, from blue-chip to artist-run.

Art Insider Feb. 11: Art fairs take over LA

Art fairs of all shapes and sizes pop up in Los Angeles, from blue-chip to artist-run.

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Kevin Salk was an angry and alienated teenager in the South Bay when he started photographing LA's emerging punk rock scene. Now his old photos are gaining new attention.

Photos: Inside the angst and ecstasy of LA’s 1980s punk scene

Kevin Salk was an angry and alienated teenager in the South Bay when he started photographing LA's emerging punk rock scene. Now his old photos are gaining new attention.

An artist collaborates with musicians to perform her sculptures; ceramic sculptures are made with radio antennas and air filters; and three brothers exhibit in their family’s former…

Art Insider Feb 4: Instruments in gallery walls, ceramics in the garden, and art in a plumbing store

An artist collaborates with musicians to perform her sculptures; ceramic sculptures are made with radio antennas and air filters; and three brothers exhibit in their family’s former…

An artist uses sign-painting culled from South Central L.A.

Art Insider Jan. 28: Celebrating South Central LA, cinematic paintings, and landscape meets architecture

An artist uses sign-painting culled from South Central L.A.

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Hundreds of people congregated in downtown LA to mourn former Laker Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Nearby the Grammy Awards were taking place.

Photos: Kobe Bryant memorial at LA Live draws hundreds of mourners

Hundreds of people congregated in downtown LA to mourn former Laker Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Nearby the Grammy Awards were taking place.

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Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

Art Insider Jan 21: Color theory, Melancholia, political candle paintings

Color takes on several meanings, an artist delves into the melancholy of the female mind, and candles stand in for alt-right manifestoes.

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This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

Art Insider Jan. 14: Irreverent crafts, colorful furniture, and MOCA goes free

This week: Three galleries team up to honor an L.A.-based fiber artist; a downtown gallery features a Memphis Design legend; a group show celebrates modern surrealism; and the costs of…

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The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

'Parasite' makes Oscars history, but lack of representation still persists

The nominations for the 2020 Academy awards were announced Monday morning, which showcased some historic nominations and notable upsets.

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This week: A room-sized aquarium made of detritus, an artist questions systems that exclude disabled bodies, and a painter exhibits a whole show of books.

Art Insider Jan. 7: Psychedelic aquariums, art that examines disability, and floating books

This week: A room-sized aquarium made of detritus, an artist questions systems that exclude disabled bodies, and a painter exhibits a whole show of books.

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Gentlemen from STX Entertainment.

KCRW Partner Screening: The Gentlemen

KCRW invites you to an advance screening of The Gentlemen from STX Entertainment.

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi creates a multi-sensory soundscape, paintings defy conventions, and an exhibition looks at young black students’ challenges within the education system.

Art Insider Dec. 17: immersive soundscapes, and obstacles facing black students

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi creates a multi-sensory soundscape, paintings defy conventions, and an exhibition looks at young black students’ challenges within the education system.

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In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

Best of 2019: Spaces and places

In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.

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This week grayscale paintings explore Americana, fabric sculptures straddle mediums, an artist plays with expressive linework, and LA artists respond to fire.

Art Insider Dec. 10: Playing with perception, off-kilter balance, and LA on fire

This week grayscale paintings explore Americana, fabric sculptures straddle mediums, an artist plays with expressive linework, and LA artists respond to fire.

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Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

Best of 2019: Movies

Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.

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Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.

Best of 2019: Documentaries

Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s “The Document," has put together a list of his favorite documentaries from the year.