KCRW's Art Talk

KCRW's Art Talk

United Kingdom

Art reviews, news and announcements from KCRW's resident art critic, Edward Goldman. Both fearless and fun, Edward offers a unique "accent" on art. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world, and he isn't afraid to "speak truth to power." Live streams, podcasts and archives available at KCRW.com.


Number of art museums in LA keeps growing  

Edward Goldman talks about the welcome phenomenon of new museums opening up in LA.

Schwitters, Arp, Miró and Isa Genzken  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp checks out modern and contemporary shows at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel and their new restaurant.

Nobel Prize in Literature goes to…musician Bob Dylan!  

Edward suggests that the Nobel Committee should now consider giving a prize to great visual artists.

Doug Aitken at MOCA  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says his show captures the essence of our time.

Pop for the people: Roy Lichtenstein in LA  

Edward Goldman talks about the crowd-pleasing exhibition of artworks by Roy Lichtenstein at the Skirball Cultural Center. 

Helen Frankenthaler  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about why the work of the late color field painter still speaks to younger artists.

LA artists abroad: Bill Viola in London, Betye Saar in Milan  

Edward Goldman talks about the European presentation of works by two major Los Angeles artists –– Bill Viola and Betye Saar.

Gaetano Pesce and Jun Kaneko  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about breaking the conventions of design, craft and fine art.

'Tripping' on art with Helen Frankenthaler and Doug Aitken  

Edward Goldman talks about two dramatically different, challenging, and exquisite exhibitions: Helen Frankenthaler's paintings at the Gagosian Gallery and Doug Aitken's videos and sculptures at MOCA.

Gemini G.E.L.  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the renowned LA print publisher's show at LACMA and Tacita Dean at the Gemini gallery.

USC and UCLA receive generous art donations  

The Los Angeles art scene continues to rapidly expand through donations of art and money. The USC Fisher Museum of Art just opened an exhibition celebrating the donation of Dr. Eugene Rogolsky's collection of several hundred artworks. This past May, UCLA's art community received a donation estimated at $20 million from Margo Leavin, a famous gallerist and university alumna.

Fabulous Fall  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about some of the highlights of September and beyond.

Art. Passion. Politics.  

Edward Goldman talks about cultural news and politics reverberating between Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and LA. 

Peter Krasnow at the Laguna Art Museum  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about a lost LA modernist.

Art Adventures in Long Beach  

Edward Goldman talks about two engaging museum shows in Long Beach.

Alex Da Corte at Art and Shana Lutker  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about two artists looking back.

Exhibitions with artistic (and political) punch  

Edward talks about current exhibitions at Bergamot Station with welcome artistic and even political surprises. 

Three Women at the Landing  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp likes the trio: Tanya Aguiñiga, Loie Hollowell and Lenore Tawney.

In LA: Exhibitions not to be missed  

Edward Goldman talks about a few particularly appealing art exhibitions that are scheduled to close in coming weeks.

Going on the road for Ed Ruscha  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp goes to San Francisco to see the LA artist's great survey at the De Young Museum

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