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Collage of various promotional brochures, workshops, and art created at The Woman's Building
Art Department, June 04, 2024

In 1970, "Art and Technology," a group exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), had no women artists included.


Sample pages from VVV, 246 Little Clouds, The Four Suits, and Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Art Department, May 22, 2024

In this installment of book treasures in our Special Collections, we will be looking at broadly distributed multiples: materials that are expressive with experimentation similar in energy to a modern-day zine.


Works by Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí
Art Department, May 08, 2024

In continuing the exploration of the history of the book through the holdings of Los Angeles Public Library’s Special Collections, this installment will cover the fine printing in paper form of artworks by famous artists.


William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion, woodcut image from the Kelmscott Press and "The Tyger" from Songs of Experience
Art Department, May 02, 2024

In continuing the exploration of the history of the book through the holdings of Los Angeles Public Library’s Special Collections, this installment will cover three notable publishers of books: William Blake and his self-published books, Kelmscott Press (1891 – 1898) and Doves Press (1900 – 1916).


Close-up of a single page of the Gutenberg Bible, 1456
Vi Ha, April 25, 2024

In this ongoing year-long exploration of the book that includes workshops, exhibits, video interviews, demos and more, there should be an exploration of the artistry of the book within the exemplary holdings of the Central Library, specifically focusing on the treasures in the Los Angeles Public Library's


Artist Maru García
Alice S., April 19, 2021

Maru García is a Mexican artist who is now based in Los Angeles. Her work merges the fields of art, science, and technology. She often uses organic, living material in her artworks to explore biological processes and the ability of living creatures (including humans) to restore polluted sites.


Alexandre Dorriz black and white architectural drawing
Eileen King, April 12, 2021

Alexandre Dorriz’s research-based work informs the viewer of a data-driven concept accompanied with a visual format that presents data as entities tied to economic systems with or without links to social or political intersections.


Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


Tristan Espinoza
Linda Rudell-Betts, January 19, 2021

Tristan Espinoza is an artist, programmer, and organizer who lives in Los Angeles. Their work has been exhibited internationally and in Chicago, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Medford, NY.


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