Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
Feb. 20, 2013 - Jun. 5, 2013
The controversial piece by Mike Daisey examines globalization through the rise and fall and rise of Apple, and the price we pay for our technology. Daisey as now revised the original piece that ran at New York City's Public Theater after his performance of it on This American Life (one of the most downloaded of all time) was retracted for facts being embellished. Daisey made the new script public with this caveat: "The transcript is a theatrical blueprint which can amended or changed as you see fit." Now, Ovation Award-winning actor Alex Lyras, puts his own spin on the work in his first return to the L.A. stage since his award-winning The Common Air debuted in 2008.
Butterfly Pavilion At The Natural History Museum Los Angeles
Apr. 12, 2013 - Sep. 2, 2013
See more than 53 butterfly species and an array of plants in this outdoor exhibit at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles. The Butterfly Pavilion showcases the fascinating dance between butterflies, moths, and the plants that surround them. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults, and much, much, more.
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open
Apr. 25, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
The Skirball Cultural Center contemplates the influence of Jewish heritage and pop culture on the fantastical work of lowbrow artist Gary Baseman. The exhibit, which recalls Baseman’s family home in the Fairfax District, includes Baseman’s personal artifacts and boundary-crossing artwork.
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Apr. 24, 2013 - Jun. 9, 2013
In this historic drama by playwright August Wilson, The Great Migration brings a revolving band of strangers to Seth and Berta Holly’s Pittsburgh boarding house. They are migrating to the industrial North in search of work, a new life, somewhere to belong. Phylicia Rashad directs.
Feb. 3, 2013 - May. 19, 2013
The Hammer Museum presents this extensive retrospective devoted to the groundbreaking Los Angeles painter and musician. The exhibition includes 140 works by Foulkes (born in 1934) from collections around the world, arranged chronologically: early cartoons and drawings; his macabre, emotionally charged paintings of the early 1960s; the epic rock and landscape paintings of the late 1960s and early 1970s; his “bloody head” series of mutilated figures from the late 1970s through the present; and his social commentary paintings targeting corporate America (especially Disney).
Nov. 1, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2013
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art explores the intersection of art and film in its retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s extraordinary oeuvre. The comprehensive exhibition features everything from the Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey producer/director’s early photos for Look magazine to film props to his unfinished works.
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Mar. 23, 2013 - Jun. 2, 2013
The Annenberg Space for Photography displays 150 images from 1887 to the present by portrait photographers, photojournalists, military photographers, amateurs and artists. Among them are Joe Rosenthal’s Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day, Times Square, New York, and Eddie Adams’ image of a Viet Cong prisoner being executed on the streets of Saigon; not all are suitable for all viewers.
When They Were Wild
Mar. 9, 2013 - Jun. 10, 2013
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino exhibits When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage on the diversity of California’s flora. Illustrations, herbarium collections, publications and ephemera are on display.