In Compton, a School That Paved the Way for Generations of Black Artists

Between 1969 and 1975, the Communicative Arts Academy was a vital hub for a community largely excluded from Los Angeles’s cultural institutions.

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A Soaring Arts Scene in Los Angeles Confronts a Changing Landscape

Its cultural institutions, buffeted by the pandemic, will have to recover without the help of Eli Broad, the transformational benefactor who died last month.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

The first round of funding for the year totals $24 million and will support 225 projects across the country.

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Julie Mehretu’s Long Journey Home

Wildfires, refugee camps and the Arab Spring might be her primary sources. But a retrospective at the Whitney affirms she is an abstract painter, first and always.

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Closed Nearly a Year, Empty Museums in Los Angeles Struggle

While many museums around the country have resumed operations, those in Los Angeles remain an exception. They have been shut since March.

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Is Seeing That Renoir Essential? In the Pandemic, Cities Differ

Arizona has allowed its museums to remain open despite a deadly outbreak, while in cities and states with far fewer cases, the doors have been closed.

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Museums Are Back, but Different: A Visitor’s Guide

The visitors may be masked, but the art is gradually coming into full view.

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Yoshitomo Nara Paints What He Hears

Ahead of a major retrospective in Los Angeles, the Japanese artist discusses his musical education.

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