Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Los Angeles is a city of art museums. There is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Latin American Art (MOLA), the Getty, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the last of which specializes in art produced after 1940. Their website directly states that: “We are contemporary. We question and adapt … [Read more…]

Window Wall

CSULB campus is famed for its extensive outdoor sculpture collection in addition to its diverse and creative art community. But if you were to ask an art historian to pick the most significant, famed, and influential art piece on campus, he or she would probably say the Window Wall. Yep, that big, white square frame … [Read more…]

Airplane Tree

So last weekend I went over to the MOCA Grand. It’s on Bunker Hill, though the dramatically redeveloped area would seem pretty foreign to Bandini’s version of the place. After trekking up to the museum’s entrance, one of the first things that really caught my eye was the massive sculpture of tangled up airplane pieces … [Read more…]

Celebrity Spotting

Last week, on March 21st, I went to the Justin Bieber concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Just as the other concerts I’ve been to at the Staples Center, it was completely packed and there were crazy screaming fans. Coincidently, in class that week we were discussing how Los Angeles residents react to … [Read more…]

Farmers’ Market on Wilshire Blvd.

Driving around the Los Angeles area on a Saturday morning, one is pretty likely to encounter a Farmers’ Market. They have become quite commonplace today; we even have one on Lower Campus on Wednesdays. However, the exchange of products directly between the producer and the consumer was not always an established means of business. Ergo … [Read more…]