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Can The L.A. River Be Restored Without Causing Gentrification?

The new plan should offer a comprehensive proposal for the future of the river.

Rendering of the L.A. River revitalization. Image courtesy of Mia Lehrer Architects.

Great rivers around the world have a certain mystique to them. There’s the romance of the Seine, the history of the Thames, and the agrarian beauty of the Hudson.

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The Curatorial Hub Helps Artists Get Their Fair Share

It reduces the pay gap between galleries and artists.

Art partiers at Bettina Hubby's Curatorial Hub. Photo by Steven Rimlinger.

THE GOOD NEWS:

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Artist Mark Grotjahn Declines Museum Honor Over Diversity Concerns

The art world suffers from a lack of diversity.

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The “save the date” invitations were in the mail when the news struck. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles had already sent out invites to their May gala when the presumptive honoree, artist Mark Grotjahn, announced he would no longer accept the award. The last three honorees were all straight, white male artists: Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, and John Baldessari. So in a move to encourage more diversity, Grotjahn — also a straight, white male artist — declined the prestigious MOCA honor.

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