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Quiet the noise

I used to work at the Norton Simon Museum shortly after my move in 2004-05. I was a lecturer there for about 5-6 years. One of things I miss the most is their Asian and South Asian collection. The galleries feel like you’ve entered…

January 30, 2017
Women's March LA
Art & Culture

Be the change

Yesterday’s Women’s March in LA was everything I had hoped it would be and more. The energy of the crowd was positive, uplifting and empowering. When I got home and saw the news coverage from all the world, I felt beyond honored to be…

January 22, 2017
LACMA and Guelagetza
Art & Culture

A Girls Day Out in LA

Live in LA? Love art? Can’t get enough Mexican food? Need ideas for a girls day out? I have two suggestions for you — Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Guelagetza Restaurant. Yes, a spa day is nice. Or a shopping spree. But…

January 17, 2017
Art & Culture

Rose

I’m not really into numerology, but lately I’ve been strongly questioning the constant 11’s that keep appearing throughout my day. It started with seeing 9:11 over and over again followed by my boss booking a return flight from Miami on 9/11. I was like, OK,…

October 10, 2016
Art & Culture

Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage

During our visit to Philly, we stopped by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the exhibit Creative Africa.  The show, a beautiful curation of contemporary photography, fashion and architecture, is comprised of the visionary work of artists throughout Africa. The entire exhibition is made…

August 10, 2016
Art & Culture

Beyond Shadows with Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins

I recently attended Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins’ opening reception for Beyond Shadows. His work is a delightful fall into the rabbit hole of imagination filled with colorful phantasmic characters living in their own worlds.…

June 2, 2016
Art & Culture

The Exhibition of a Disney Legend

We recently attended a beautiful exhibit at Forest Lawn Museum focusing on the work of Eyvind Earle. Magical, soothing and colorful are the first words that come to mind when I think of his work. But before I get into the show, can I…

May 25, 2016
Art & Culture

Modern Art at Norton Simon Museum

I’ve worked at many different museums and studied a variety of collections but none has ever moved me more than modern and contemporary art. The movement, the colors, the lack of color, the negative space … Whatever it is, it has always evoked a…

March 28, 2016
Art & Culture

Brunch at the Getty Villa

The reason for visiting an art museum is pretty obvious. You’re there to see art. However, museums are pretty awesome for other things 1. shopping (yes, I totally condone exiting through the gift shop) 2. eating. Not every museum has a great cafe, but…

March 10, 2016
Art & Culture

In-n-Out with Art Streiber and The Oscars

Oh my goodness, friends. I have tons photos and unfinished posts that need to go up, but our Summit is happening this week .. and I have not been able to complete everything in time. But today is the Oscars, and in honor of…

February 28, 2016
Art & Culture

Frank, Otis and the Supremes

My fiancé loves Frank Sinatra – his films, music and style. I’ve always enjoyed Sinatra myself but I must admit that my knowledge of this cultural icon was pretty basic. I knew the popular songs and the image, but it ended there. In the…

February 15, 2016