Art Review: An uplifting immersion at the Getty Center

July 19, 2023

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Installed in the Getty Center entrance hall on the occasion of the summer solstice, Mercedes Dorame’s mixed media installation, “Looking Back,” is figuratively and literally uplifting. An uplifting universe floats above the Getty Center foyer. The lustrous shells…

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Review: LA Art Show 2023

February 21, 2023

Review: LA Art Show 2023 By   Leticia Marie Sanchez Filled with an abundance of inspiring art from all over the world, LA Art Show 2023 was one of the best shows in recent memory. Here are my Top 3…

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Top Cultural Pick: LA ART SHOW

January 30, 2023

Cultural Cocktail Hour Top Pick LA Art Show: February 15- 19 Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall) 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Thrilled that LA Art Show will be in full swing this year!  Looking especially forward to…

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Art Review: “Conserving de Kooning; Theft and Recovery” on view at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez

July 7, 2022

Art Review “Conserving de Kooning: Theft and Recovery” at the Getty Center on view at the Getty Center June 7–August 28, 2022 by  Leticia Marie Sanchez Truth is stranger than fiction.   Who could have imagined that a pair of…

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Hope Springs Eternal: An Afternoon at the Getty Center which opens May 25th!

May 24, 2021

Just What the Art Doctor Ordered:The Getty Center reopens on May 25th!byLeticia Marie Sanchez (Below, Ariadne Discovers Theseus’ Departure, 1493). Artist: Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse) Nothing can replace seeing a work of art in person. The reopening of the Getty…

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Art and Nature

March 8, 2021

“Great art picks up where nature ends”- Marc Chagall. On a post-rain walk at the Huntington where clouds combine with Alexander Calder’s sculpture “Jerusalem Stabile“ Photography © 2019 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Pandemic Art

February 7, 2021

LA museums have been closed for the entire pandemic, so yesterday, I took my son on a walk to see some socially distant ladies. Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” was my favorite! Photography and text © 2021 Leticia Marie…

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Flasback to last summer- Color Factory in NYC’s Soho: “Kid-tested mother approved!”

May 27, 2020

The Color Factory in NYC’s Soho- a treat for the senses! by Leticia Marie Sanchez Visting the Color Factory in NYC’s Soho was like stepping into the whimsical novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Even before entering the galleries we were greeted with savory Mochi and…

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happy young mother painting with her cute son sitting at Jackson Pollock’s home

Flashback to last summer- Painting à la Pollock, East Hampton, 2019

May 25, 2020

Painting à la Pollock: Child’s Painting Class and Tour at Jackson Pollock’s Home,  East Hampton by Leticia Marie Sanchez Photography and text © 2019 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Painting with my 4-year-old son underneath the sun…

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Michelangelo’s Broken Nose

March 2, 2020

by Leticia Marie Sanchez  In light of the Getty Center‘s new exhibit, Michelangelo, Mind of the Master, an insight into the maestro that first appeared on Cultural Cocktail Hour a few years ago: As a teenager, Michelangelo Buonarroti suffered a…

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