Pacific Standard Time LA/LA is still going on and now, as the weather is cooling, it’s a good moment to visit the shows in the desert. Architect Marisa Kurtzman heads to Palm Springs and Riverside to check out exhibitions about Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi, kinetic art and the birth of the Spanish Colonial style.
“Brutalist” teapots, a talk about “greening the gas tank”, SKIN reconsidered by artists, the Museum of Neon Art reopens, a “Sleepless” night of art and music at the Music Center, and a tour of WeWork’s new space in the Fine Arts Building — that’s all this week in design events.
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.