A Charlie Kaufman retrospective, a show of songs and films by two bicyclists named Ben, a look-back at a historic dam building disaster, Laurie Lipton’s techno-Rococo in pencil, and Happy Birthday Marion! at the Annenberg Beach House — that’s all this week in design events.
How often do you think, as an exhibition ends it run, oh, darn, I wish I’d seen that show?
We are here to help you avoid that feeling of regret, with this list of must-see shows, before they close in early January.
Also, where to party in style on New Year’s Eve, and chill out on New Year’s Day.
Blue is the world’s most popular color. But there was a time when it was expensive and hard to create for artists wishing to capture it in painting — until the discovery of synthetic blue.
That story and its effect on oil painting is the subject of “A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists,” an exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, curated by John Griswold.