Arts & Culture Stories

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…

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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…

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.

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.

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.

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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Angelenos can swim with art in a new exhibit, layered photographs playfully portray the stay-at-home experience, and menacing paintings send messages about tricksters.

Art Insider: A new pool gallery provides an immersive experience

Angelenos can swim with art in a new exhibit, layered photographs playfully portray the stay-at-home experience, and menacing paintings send messages about tricksters.

KCRW is not a luxury, or a product, or even a brand. It’s a public resource – for all of us .

KCRW needs you. Count yourself in during our Power in Numbers Drive

KCRW is not a luxury, or a product, or even a brand. It’s a public resource – for all of us .

At 82, Helen Rae is as prolific as ever, interpreting fashion ads into her own singular vision. Toilet paper holders convey a political message.

Art Insider: Fashion ads become intricate drawings, toilet paper holders are political

At 82, Helen Rae is as prolific as ever, interpreting fashion ads into her own singular vision. Toilet paper holders convey a political message.

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Figures made out of tire tread convey the complexity of identity. Layered paintings delve into subject matter of the heart.

Art Insider: Tire tread expresses the complexity of the human experience

Figures made out of tire tread convey the complexity of identity. Layered paintings delve into subject matter of the heart.

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Narrative tapestries represent personal identity, rainbow-colored “beasties” prance across paintings, and proposals for survival in a changing environment.

Art Insider: Amir Fallah’s colorful paintings reflect his personal history from Iran to US

Narrative tapestries represent personal identity, rainbow-colored “beasties” prance across paintings, and proposals for survival in a changing environment.

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Do-it-yourself artist events and exhibitions are happening across the city this month in response to the Hammer biennial, “Made in LA.”

Art Insider: Maiden LA welcomes all creatives and aims to break down hierarchies

Do-it-yourself artist events and exhibitions are happening across the city this month in response to the Hammer biennial, “Made in LA.”