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Highlights of the Collection: House of Shango

Shango 2

Samella Lewis’s work often grapples with issues of race in the U.S., and The House of Shango is no exception.

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Drowning in Drought: Williamson Interns’ Exhibition at Gallery 112 through April 11

Franz Geritz,
Desert Patterns, 1937,
Color lithograph on tissue paper,
Scripps College

The Williamson Gallery’s interns have teamed up to create an exhibition on a theme of their choosing.

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Samlor Khmer

Sometimes you walk blindly into a situation knowing that it’s going to be one from which you’ll emerge—I hesitate to say “enlightened” or “a better person”—but no doubt in some way changed.

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Halfway Point

I can’t believe I’m writing this—our Getty internship is more than halfway complete. We were warned during the first week that we would feel this way by Week 5, but I think we’re all still shocked at how quickly the time has passed.And it’s no wonder! We’ve had very busy schedules for the past few […]

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in defense of art…

Lately I have been really wondering about how to balance indulging a love for beauty and the interesting with a need to meet the average person where they are and change them for the better. How is art connecting with the average person? I was in a conversation with a friend this week who, on […]

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An Earthquake and 108 Books with Holes in Their Centers

What does it take to drill a hole in the center of a book?Kirk, a drill press, 4 interns and an earthquake, apparently.Today was possibly the most memorable day of my entire time working at the gallery (well, it’s right up there with the day that I held the gallery’s Diane Arbus for the first […]

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Contemporary Art

So, on Monday, June 30, our supervisor took the four of us on a little field trip to the LA Times to meet an art writer, Suzanne Muchnic, and then we walked over to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) to meet with the director of their education department, Suzanne Isken.I am not particularly fond of […]

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Oh MOCA…

I’ve spent the better part of the week obsessing about how I’ve felt about the Marlene Dumas show currently on at the MOCA Grand Ave and what I think it might say about the MOCA. All 4 of us saw it along with Mary, Suzanne Isken- the director of education at the MOCA- and Suzanne […]

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