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Steve Martin Says You Need to Pay Attention to Canadian Artist Lawren Harris

The 70-year-old actor is keen on mastery—which is why he’d like you to trust him when it comes to one painter

8 Fun Things Happening in L.A. This Weekend

Titans of the Ice Age, art of the Sun King, surf rock, and bloody dumplings

The Blue Ribbon Presents: Leaders in the Arts Panel

What do five museum directors talk about when they're in front of 168 of the biggest donors in town? The two Ds—diversity and the digital age

Rent in L.A. May be Sky-High but Having a Good Time is Still Cheap

L.A. is expensive, but there are still plenty of cheap (and free) experiences to be had. Here’s a list of some of our favorite penny savers

Hammer Projects: N. Dash

Rooted in direct experimentation with materials, this exhibition explores Dash's use of natural materials; her handling of paper, canvas, cotton, and linen; and her intentional placement of her works within the surrounding architecture

Hammer Projects: Mario Garcia Torres

Filmed as though it were a motivational speech or a TED talk, Garcia Torres’s video speculates on the fraught biography of fake scribe Alan Smithee

Channing Hansen’s Quantum Paintings are Really Knit

Framed: The Hammer's Made in L.A. 2014 biennial spotlights 35 contemporary artists