5 p.m., May 26
Southern California art exhibits
W.S. Di Piero's eye on museum exhibits in San Diego and Los Angeles. For a list of all current exhibits, see our directory of museums.
Mapplethorpe’s work “moves toward a kind of perfection — it’s just a matter of refining.”
I was 11 or 12 when I befriended an older neighborhood boy who was a fanatical bodybuilder. Johnny pumped iron in the basement and would interrupt any conversation to do handstand pushups against a wall. ...
Listening station invites you to interpret a Miles Davis tune with paper and pens
San Diego Museum of Art’s Art of Music exhibit welcomes visitors with a giant ceramic auricle and protruding ear trumpet that, upon detecting the voices of passersby, proceeds to emit Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge.” It’s a ...
How it was, how it is
In many of these photos, things have an existential aura of their own and seem to be observing us.
Coney Island was designed to overcome
Coney Island: Visions of the American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is a game, splashy exhibition.
This way to Radium Girl!
The Self-Taught Genius exhibit at the Mingei, artifacts from their conversation with the world
The poses matter.
Essaydi’s women don’t “present” to the viewer: each has an inner life made visible but unavailable to us.
Nature as roughhouse theater
JMW Turner: Painting Set Free at the Getty through May 24.
An enormous crowd pushes against an advancing tank, as if to deny its force.
20th Century icons from an old art museum in Buffalo are at the Museum of Art.
“I have always liked hot music. There’s something wrong with an American who doesn’t.”
It makes San Diego look appealing.
I’m standing in Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport on a Monday morning in early July. My escort, Constance White, the airport art program manager, leads me through the new food-court atrium, past ...