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Pilar Tompkins Rivas. RAFAEL CARDENAS

Pilar Tompkins Rivas Named Director of Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles

East Los Angeles College announced today that Pilar Tompkins—the former coordinator of curatorial initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—has been hired as director of the college’s Vincent Price Art Museum. She starts her new job May 17.Tompkins has worked … Read More


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Ryan Seacrest, a LACMA trustee; Michael Govan, the museum's director and CEO; and Ann Colgin speak, the chair of the  Collectors Committee at the 2016 Collectors Committee Gala on Saturday.DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES FOR LACMA

‘This Spring Ritual, This Frenzy of Buying’: A Weekend With LACMA’s Collectors Committee as It Votes on Acquisitions

Whether they knew it or not, the producers of Mad Men lifted their opening-credit graphics—the silhouette of a man in a tie and white dress shirt—right from the work of Idelle Weber. Weber had been painting such men, isolated in … Read More


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Kerry James Marshall photographed in his Chicago studio on December 28, 2015. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

The Painter of Modern Life: Kerry James Marshall Aims to Get More Images of Black Figures into Museums

The artist will be the subject of major traveling retrospective this year Read More


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Installation view of "Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966)" at the Whitechapel Gallery. STEPHEN WHITE

To Take a Computer as an Apprentice: A Look at When Art Met Technology at LACMA, in 1971

With so many shows about art and the Internet lately, it’s hard to remember a time when it was unexpected that artists would ever rely on machinery and electronics, but, in 1971, when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened … Read More


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Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange raise the finger at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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Morning Links: Dissident Selfie Edition

Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Maurice Tuchman, LACMA’s first full-time curator of modern art. [Artforum]Art dealer David Findlay Jr., owner of the 57th Street gallery of the same name, has died at the age of 82. [Artinfo]A … Read More


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Morning Links: David Adjaye Edition

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‘A Museum Is Not Only A Place Unto Itself’: Franklin Sirmans on Becoming the Director of Miami’s Pérez Art Museum

This week, Franklin Sirmans was named the director of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami. The museum, which opened in 1984, finished a massive renovation project in 2013, with a new building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. … Read More


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Michael Govan. © Catherine Opie. 

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Michael Govan Announced As Recipient Of ICI’s 2015 Leo Award

Independent Curators International (ICI) announced that Michael Govan will be presented with the 2015 Leo Award at ICI’s 40th Anniversary Benefit & Auction this November. The annual award, named after famed art dealer Leo Castelli, honors those who have demonstrated … Read More


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Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Steve McQueen and LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Director's Conversation With Steve McQueen, Kanye West, And Michael Govan About "All Day/I Feel Like That"  at LACMA on July 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kanye West Would Trade His Grammys to Be in An Art Context: The Rapper Discusses His New Steve McQueen-Directed Video at LACMA

On Friday night, Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, walked into a blocked-off wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, both wearing white. West was greeted by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, and the greeting … Read More


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Morning Links: Germoney Edition

The German Pavilion artists have hung a Greek flag over their Venice Biennale pavilion’s entrance. Written across the flag, in large red letters, is the word “Germoney.” [Artforum]Rachel Howard, one of Damien Hirst’s assistants, steps into the limelight for a … Read More