5 Design Things To Do This Week

Verde Xchange features Frank Gehry and Eric Garcetti on the LA River, a talk about the “most sustainable building in the world”; Art LA opens while museums and Broadway theaters offer art and culture for free; Catherine Opie talks at the Hammer about her photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s wardrobe; leading LA graphic designers push the press. That’s all this week in design events from DnA.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Puss Puss throws a party, Architects discuss the art of designing performing arts – and science – centers, Frances Stark survey comes to end, a party to greet a cross-country Citibiker, director Eric Bricker talks about Julius Shulman’s Visual Acoustics — that’s your week in design events from DnA.

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DnA Goes to CES

DnA goes to CES for the first time and meets Girl Scouts, takes a (skeptical) tour of the Internet of Things, and considers sustainability as well as the convergence of art and technology with Adrian Grenier and others in the Dell space.

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She Runs a City, One Hour at a Time

Chris Burden’s gigantic kinetic sculpture Metropolis II attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to LACMA each year. It attracts media attention. It also attracts dust. That’s where art conservator Alison Walker comes in. Gideon Brower reports.

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5 Design Things to do This Week

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.

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5 Design Things to do Before 2016 Kicks In

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.

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Seeing Blue: John Griswold Curates “A Revolution of the Palette”

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.

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