11 posts in category Museum

The Golden Age of Pinball Art

Illustration of woman on pinball machine at Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas
To be honest — and shame on me — I never really thought about the artists, designers and illustrators behind pinball machines. Which is strange ... Continue Reading

Place Oddity

Cabot Museum adobe house with Kachina painting
There's a saying that states the desert attracts eccentrics, visionaries and crackpots. Ok, maybe there isn't, but there should be. Because it does. ... Continue Reading

Moholy-Nagy and the First Pop Up Gallery?

Moholy Nagy's "Room of the Present"
When it's a hot and muggy New York afternoon, ducking into a museum always provides air-conditioned relief and, at times, the chance to see some ... Continue Reading

Lustig Lust at LACMA

Alvin Lustig Staff/Look Magazine Covers
You don't really need a specific reason to visit Los Angeles. Seeing all those places you've heard about in song or in film could keep you busy for ... Continue Reading

Part Sonic Youth, Part Getty

Lee Ranaldo playing at the Getty
"You don't have a glass?" In the museum cafe, a well-heeled hipster was grilling the cashier on the lack of a glass for his bottle of Stella Artois. ... Continue Reading

Killer Heels A Good Fit

The Palm Springs Art Museum can do no wrong. The permanent collection is stellar and the width and breadth of the special exhibits allow something ... Continue Reading

My New Imaginary Girlfriend, Lucienne Day

In Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center (phew, still getting used to that moni... Continue Reading

Wicked Good Poster

Hell yes, I can. Seen at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Wish I knew who designed it...   Continue Reading

Man Ray: Dada Photographer Paints

I'm not an art critic —"I just know what I like"— so how to explain this exhibition at the Phillips Collection? Man Ray takes photos of ... Continue Reading

Barbara Kruger Wraps Me in Vinyl

Barbara Kruger Exhibit at the Hirshhorn, Washington, DC
I was first introduced to Barbara Kruger as an intern at Women Make Movies back in the go-go 80s. I had to doctor a postcard for a film on Frances ... Continue Reading