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Concrete Poetry: Words And Sounds In Graphic Space


A concrete poem employs language, space, sound, color, and design to communicate meaning, rendering the poem a work of art. In the mid 1950’s an international movement known as concrete poetry sought to break down existing barriers between the visual arts and the written word. Concrete poets were committed to the idea that a poem was not just a column…

American Women of Flight


The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s exhibit, “American Women of Flight,” honors the contributions to the world of aviation by women. Notable aviatrixes, such as Bessie Coleman, Jacqueline Cochran, Fran Bera, Sally Ride, and many others are featured. Significant women of flight and the events of their day are cited, from the earliest to the latest, covering more than…

Japanese Painting: A Walk in Nature


The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art will feature an exhibit of Japanese pantings based around nature in the Pavilion for Japanese Art May 13 to Sept. 10, 2017. Whereas European art often depicts nature as something to be feared—a place of wolves and specters—nature in Japanese art is respected, even revered, as an ideal retreat for those needing meditation…

2017 California-Pacific Triennial


Opening on May 6, 2017, and curated by OCMA Senior Curator Cassandra Coblentz, this thought-provoking exhibition explores the topic of architecture and the temporal precariousness of the built environment. Among the issues to be addressed are the recording of history and preservation; the concept of home and displacement; and the influence of global power, economics, and political systems on global…

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