#SouthCoastRepertory announces $60,000 playwright grant — Orange County Register

A major American playwright will receive a $60,000 commission to develop a new play under the Pinnacle commission, a new program announced today by South Coast Repertory in partnership with New York City off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons.

via South Coast Repertory announces $60,000 playwright grant — Orange County Register

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL! #Free Admission at over 40 Local Institutions

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL is Saturday, January 25, 2020 when you can enjoy free Admission at over 40 Institutions


SoCal Museums announces the 15th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Over 40 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend free of charge.

Museums Free-for-All also serves as a reminder that free visitor days are available
year-round at museums across Southern California.

A calendar of free days can be found at www.socalmuseums.org/free

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed
exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information.

Participating Museums

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Automobile Driving Museum
Autry Museum of the American West
Bowers Museum
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Cayton Children’s Museum
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Craft Contemporary
Descanso Gardens
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Getty Center Museum
Getty Villa Museum
Glendora Historical Society
Hammer Museum
Heroes Hall Veterans Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles County Fire Museum
Los Angeles Museum of the
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles County
OCMA (Orange County Museum of
Pomona College Museum of Art
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
History  (Please note free admission is for the museum
only, not the Sea Center.)
Skirball Cultural Center
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
The International Printing Museum
The Wende Museum
Torrance Art Museum
USC Fisher Museum of Art
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Valley Relics Museum

When: Saturday, January 25
More information: www.SoCalMuseums.org

Indigenous Inhabitants


One of my favorite places to spend the holidays is Newport Beach, where I love to study and photograph the “brutalist” architecture of Newport Center.

In 1967, artist Tom Van Sant created a series he called “Indigenous Inhabitants” that captured the region’s wildlife (some which are extinct now) in concrete using a technique called Intaglios – Italian for incised carving.  The art can be found incorporated into the headquarters building of the Irvine Company, located in Newport Center.

Tom Van Sant’s work was commissioned by Architects William Pereira and Welton Becket.

Can you name other works by Van Sant that can be found at Newport Center?

Photograph by Daniel Stiel