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L.A. Theater Works-Importance of Being Earnest in HD- UCLA, June

L.A. Theater Works


The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD

Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm

Sunday, June 5 at 4 pm

Thursday, June 23 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 26 at 4 pm.

WHERE: James Bridges Theater. UCLA School of Theater, Film, Television. 235 Charles E. Young Drive. LA, CA 90095

HOW: 866-811-4111 or

TICKETS: General Admission: $20 Students (at the door): $10

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Merry Wives of Windsor & Midsummer Night’s Dream kick off Theatricum summer season

The Merry Wives of Windsor opens on Saturday, June 4 and continues through September 10.

A Midsummer Nights Dream opens on Sunday, June 5 and continues through September 25.

Left: Sir John Falstaff, the Merry Wives of Windsor

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290

(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)

310.455.2322 before May 24
310.455.3723 after May 24

Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating.

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LACMA MUSE ART WALK- this Saturday May 14th


Saturday, May 14 

Participating Museums include:

LACMA. 5900 Wilshire Blvd. | 11 am–8 pm.  Free general admissionArchitecture+Design Museum. 6032 Wilshire Blvd. | 12–6 pm. Free general admission Global Bazaar at Craft Folk and Art Museum. 5814 Wilshire Blvd. | 10 am–6 pm.  Free general admission Page Museum. 5801 Wilshire Blvd. | 9 am–5 pm.  Free children’s admission Petersen Automotive Museum. 6060 Wilshire Blvd. | 10 am–6 pm Free general admission 

Artist Projects @ LACMA include: 

Vox Humana Project: Live Mural Painting with L.A. Art Machine, Sumi Painting with Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, A Gallerina’s Guide: A Site Specific Performance by Collage Dance Theatre, Amor Fati LA: Live Art, Readings, Magazines, & libations, the Matt Witek Quintet 

Participating Miracle Mile Galleries include: 

Ace Gallery, ACME, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Korean Cultural Center 

La Brea Galleries include:

ANN 330, Caporale/Bleicher, Couturier Gallery, Fahey/Klein, The Loft at Liz’s, Marc Foxx Gallery, Mark Selwyn Gallery, Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Steve Turner Contemporary, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, MKG2 Project Space,  Perrell Fine Art, Photographers Gallery, and the voila! Gallery 

For more information, please see:

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In the news: Getty names new president- James Cuno

The J. Paul Getty Trust has named as its new Chief Executive Officer, James Cuno, the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Cuno has an M.A. and PhD in art history from Harvard, where he served as director of the Harvard Art Museums. His curatorial expertise focuses on 18th and 19th century French printmaking.

Dr. Cuno wrote about cultural patrimony in his 2008 book Who Owns Antiquity?

Wishing Dr. Cuno all the best in ushering a new era at the Getty!

For the full report, please read:,0,973976.story

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Vermeer painting never before seen in California- to be on view at Norton Simon

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will loan Vermeer‘s “Woman with a Lute” to the Norton Simon Museum this summer.  No West Coast museum currently owns a work by the celebrated Dutch Master.

For a full report, please read:

Johannes Vermeer,


“Woman With a Lute”

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Exhibit “Revisiting the Regency, England 1811-1820″- Huntington Library

Revisiting the Regency;

England, 1811-1820

April 23- Aug 1, 2011

Library, West Hall

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108.

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Mark Morris Dance Group at LA Opera: May 5-8

George Frideric Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” 

Pastoral ode after poems by John Milton, rearranged by Charles Jennens 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Grant Gershon, CONDUCTOR 
Hei-Kyung Hong, SOPRANO 
Sarah Coburn, SOPRANO 
Barry Banks, TENOR 

Available by phone only – 213.972.8001 – as an add-on to an LA Opera subscription._(No web orders or single ticket sales at this time.)
May 5 6, 7— 7:30 p.m.
May 8: 2:00 p.m
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Dialogue between art and fashion- May 3- Century City

The Fashionable Body: An Art and Fashion Dialogue

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Refreshments: 6:30pm Panel: 7–9pm

Ray Kurtzman Theater at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Join the MOCA Contemporaries for a discussion about art and fashion with celebrity stylist and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, fashion designer Michael Schmidt, and painter Kimberly Brooks, moderated by fashion and culture writer, curator, consultant, and the former West Coast bureau chief ofWomen’s Wear Daily, Rose Apodaca. The panelists will discuss the convergence of couture and pop culture as it relates to performance and visual art.

INFO 213/633-5348

Tickets $40 at

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Reception welcoming Jeffrey Deitch at MOCA- May 12

The Harvard Club and the Williams Club invite you for an hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar reception welcoming Jeffrey Deitch. Docent-led tours will begin at 6pm followed by a reception. Space is limited, first come first serve.

Thursday May 12th- 5:30 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: $45, Members; $50, Non-members; $40, Recent Grads (after 2000)
Contact: Albert Chang,

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Kenneth Branagh In Person- Santa Monica, May 8- Hamlet

HAMLET in 70mm
Sunday May 8: 5:00pm-9:30p.m.
AERO THEATER. 1328 Santa Monica Avenue at 14th Street. Santa Monica, CA,
Director Kenneth Branagh updates Shakespeare’s classic to the second half of the 19th century and presents one of the last films to be shot in 70mm. Branagh’s supporting cast includes: Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, John Gielgud, Robin Williams, and Billy Crystal!

Discussion following with Kenneth Branagh.

For information on tickets, please see:

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