The Agenda: The Broad Unveiling, FOG Art + Design, And Palm Springs Film FestAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Just in time to ring in the new year, The Broad museum on Grand Avenue in downtown LA revealed its exterior with the final removal of scaffolding from the façade. Think of the “veil” wrapping the building as a structural exoskeleton made up of 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels and 650 tons of steel that drape the building and appear to lift up at the north and south corners, revealing two street-level entrances. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building will feature two floors of gallery space showcasing nearly 2,000 works of postwar and contemporary art. The “oculus” on the Grand Avenue side of the structure appears as a large indentation, and a central “vault” will house the collections and lending library. Consider it a sneak peek at the highly anticipated building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, scheduled to open to the public this fall.
Where: 3355 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
Of the hundred or so flicks on offer at the 26th annual Palm Springs film fest, zero in on art, architecture, and design. Follow Palm Springs resident and art legend Udo Kier on a road trip through famous museums and eavesdrop on his conversations with other industry vets in Arteholic. Watch an overworked film production designer unravel in Decor, as she slips into the fictitious life she’s created in her latest movie set. Check out riveting documentaries about SoCal architect Lutah Maria Riggs and midcentury modernist legend E. Stewart Williams. And finally, see the visually stunning work of photojournalist Sebastião Salgado in a film collaboration with Wim Wenders called The Salt of the Earth.
When: Through Monday, 1/12
Where: Various venues, Palm Springs
The popular modernism design event benefiting SFMOMA is back. Furniture, fine art, and design objects are on display from galleries across the U.S. On Sunday, FOG highlights the work of recent art and design school grads, a glimpse into the future of design in the Bay Area and beyond. Those looking to learn should attend one of the many discussion panels and lectures lead by industry experts. Jane is back, offering pastries and Stumptown coffee, but new this year is a pop-up dining experience, courtesy of Cotogna, with a menu created especially for FOG by chef Michael Tusk.
When: Thursday, 1/15 – Sunday, 1/18
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco
The LA Art Show celebrates its 20th anniversary with 200,000 square feet of art from 120-plus galleries across 22 countries. First-time art buyers and seasoned collectors alike should look for new and emerging talent represented by such galleries as Ace LA, McLoughlin Gallery, ME Art Gallery, and Neu Gallery. While you’re at it, check out the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique, and Design Show (1/14–1/18) at South Hall H.
When: Thursday, 1/15 – Sunday, 1/18
Where: LA Convention Center, Halls J & K, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
At the fourth annual Art-A-Thon, 24 San Diego County artists will create work on the spot over a 24-hour period. As works are finished, they will be added to ArtHatch’s gallery walls and auctioned off to potential buyers (each piece starts at $50) through February 7. Bids can be placed in person, online, or over the phone. The auctioning begins during the opening reception and the event features beer, wine, live music, and fierce bidding.
When: Saturday, 1/10, 6-10 pm
Where: ArtHatch, 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido
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