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How Debutante Culture Became Part of Black Life in L.A.

Presenting teen girls at balls and cotillions has been a high-society tradition since the 18th century, but in the African American community, the ritual is about so much more
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A Guide to L.A.-Area Museum Reopenings

Everything you need to know about what's open, what's on, and how to get tickets
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Since LACMA Sold His House, Michael Govan Has Been Chilling in a Trailer Park

Since exiting two LACMA-funded manses, the controversial museum director has been camping out in slightly different Malibu digs

Petition Calls for L.A. to Allow Indoor Museums to Reopen

Some say it's unfair to allow malls and commercial art galleries to operate indoors while public museums remain shuttered

A New Exhibit at the Skirball Center Goes Inside American Communities in Tatters

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book ’Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope’ comes to life as a virtual display of photos and stories
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The Academy Museum Delays Its Opening Again, This Time to Fall of 2021

Museum director Bill Kramer promises a "remarkable experience" come September
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LACMA Reopens Outdoor Areas and Launches a New Outdoor Exhibit

A new installation work by Alex Prager will be on display for the first time
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The Man Who Blew Up LACMA: Inside Michael Govan’s Quixotic Crusade to Reimagine a Landmark

The LACMA director’s pricey renovation has bitterly divided the art world—and raised questions about his motives
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Billionaire Tom Gores Resigns from LACMA’s Board Amid Prison Telecom Controversy

His company's investment in Securus Technologies had become a point of contention for racial justice advocates
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Artists and Activists Are Calling for a Billionaire Businessman’s Ouster from LACMA’s Board

Two activist groups and more than 100 important figures from the art world have called for Tom Gores to step down based on his connections to the prison telecom industry