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GETTY MUSEUM PARTNERS with LIFEWTR for 2018 COLLEGE NIGHTS

LOS ANGELES – The Getty Museum announced today a partnership with LIFEWTR, a brand committed to advancing and showcasing the sources of creativity and inspiring the next generation of artists, to sponsor the 2018 College Nights at the Getty Center in the spring and at the Getty Villa in the fall.

The Getty’s College Nights are created by and for students to inspire many voices and many visions. Local college students are invited to the Getty to enjoy a free night of special tours and talks, music, hands-on art projects, gallery activities, food, and more. Students are encouraged to unleash their creative impulses with multisensory activities and opportunities to create, explore, touch, and connect with their peers, artists, and other creative thinkers.

Since LIFEWTR was introduced a little over one year ago, the brand has highlighted 13 emerging artists spanning various categories including Public Art (Series 1), Women in Art (Series 2), Emerging Fashion Designers (Series 3), and Arts in Education (Series 4).  LIFEWTR bottles from Series 4, “Arts in Education,” will be distributed and on display at College Night.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with LIFEWTR for the upcoming College Nights at the Getty Center and Villa,” says Lisa Clements, Assistant Director of Education. “College Night is a celebration of the irrepressible creative impulse, and LIFEWTR understands how important it is to nurture and support artistic expression in schools and in society.”

“As a brand that exists to advance and showcase the sources of creativity, LIFEWTR believes that art plays an integral role in helping reach one’s creative potential,” says Todd Kaplan, Vice President, Water Portfolio – PepsiCo North America Beverages. “In addition to providing one million students with art supplies and curriculum over the next year, LIFEWTR is proud to team up with the Getty’s College Nights to help bring more art education to the next generation.”

Ocean of Blue and Ocean of Red

Imagine standing against the pier, looking out into the deep blue ocean, the cool sea breeze rustling your hair, as you sip away at a divine glass of wine… Beautiful right? On Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29thSanta Monica’s Barker Hangar will have winemakers from all over the world for the Santa Monica Wine Festival. And the ocean you were looking out while sipping on your glass of wine? All proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean. You are saving that very same ocean as you sip on your wine.

3rd Annual Citywide EARTH DAY LA

LA Sanitation will again bring our trucks for kids to explore, and we’ll have plenty of educational (and fun!) exhibits for the whole family to learn about sustainability. Last year we had over 50 exhibitors, and there will be more this year. In the spirit of environmental awareness, we hope that you will consider taking public transportation to the event. You can plan your arrival at www.metro.net.

With free food, fun, giveaways, and entertainment, you won’t want to miss this! Admission is free. Mark April 21st on your calendar and follow us on Facebook (www.fb.com/lacitysan) for event updates.

Learn more at www.lacitysan.org/earthdayla

Real LA Art

Along with fashion, music, and food, LA is known for its art — we even have an entire section of the city called the Arts District. However, how many times have you actually gone to the Arts District and truly immersed yourself in the art? And no, glimpsing at a fleeting wall of graffiti art does not count. On Sunday, April 1st, LA Cycle Tours presents the Neighborhood Art Tour, a tour of LA’s widespread art. The tour will show off the diverse, colorful, and inspiring art that is a trademak of all things Los Angeles.

PBS Announces Liev Schreiber as Narrator of CIVILIZATIONS

Nine-Part Global Series Exploring the Power of Art From Earliest Civilizations to the Present PBS Confirms Episode Rollout for April – May
  • A PBS and BBC Co-Production, New Series Examines Human Creativity Across Cultures –

PASADENA, CA, January 17, 2018 – Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced that acclaimed film, theater and television actor Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight, The Manchurian Candidate) will narrate its series, which tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day — for the first time on a global scale.

CIVILIZATIONS will premiere on PBS on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:00 pm, with the next four episodes airing Tuesdays through May 15. Four more episodes will air in June.

The five episodes airing in April and May are:

  • The Second Moment of Creation (Tuesday, April 17) – Seventy thousand years ago, the first known examples of humans expressing themselves creatively were simple, abstract etchings. Over tens of thousands of years, this impulse evolved into painted and sculpted depictions of the animal world…and eventually of the human form itself.
  • How Do We Look? (Tuesday, April 24) – From the Terracotta Army of China to the Colossi of Ramses II in Egypt, the human form has been a dominant subject for artists throughout history. Each civilization and era, however, sees the meaning of this art differently.
  • God and Art (Tuesday, May 1) – Spiritual devotion has inspired some of the most spectacular works of art the world has ever seen, raising challenging questions about the relationship between humans, the divine and the act of creating.
  • Encounters (Tuesday, May 8) – As the technological advances of the late 15th century sent human beings around the planet further and faster than ever before, distant and disparate cultures began to meet for the first time. As a result, art became the great interface by which civilizations judged and understood each other, and continues to be a potent force in shaping our increasingly globalized world.
  • Renaissances (Tuesday, May 15) – The burst of artistic advancement known as the Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries was not confined to Italy and Europe; at this same time, the Islamic Empires were experiencing their own explosion of creativity, with artists in the east and west competing with and influencing each other.

Inspired by Civilisation, Kenneth Clark’s acclaimed landmark 1969 series about Western art, this bold new series from Nutopia broadens the canvas to reveal the role art and the creative imagination have played across multiple cultures and civilizations, introducing a new generation to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across continents. From the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and French Impressionist paintings, CIVILIZATIONS explores the wealth of treasures created through the entirety of the human experience. The principal contributors to the films are Simon Schama, art historian and Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University New York; Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge; and British-Nigerian historian and writer David Olusoga. Joining them will be international artists and experts including Jamal J. Elias, Religious Studies Professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Rebecca Gonzalez-Lauck, National Institute for Anthropology, Mexico; art critic and historian Jonathan Jones; Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo; Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; and Maya Jasanoff, Professor of History at Harvard University.