Wednesday, June 26

An empty chair at a table with an open newspaper is an installation at the Hammer Museum. For this week's "Art to Heart," columnist Lisa Aubry visited the museum and watched as visitors observed the installation. (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

Art to Heart: Close encounters with contentious art challenge long-held conceptions, definitions

Art, the universal language, can transcend space and time to reach a diverse audience. We hear this all the time, but do we truly feel the weight of these words? Read more...

Photo: An empty chair at a table with an open newspaper is an installation at the Hammer Museum. For this week's "Art to Heart," columnist Lisa Aubry visited the museum and watched as visitors observed the installation. (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

An empty chair at a table with an open newspaper is an installation at the Hammer Museum. For this week's "Art to Heart," columnist Lisa Aubry visited the museum and watched as visitors observed the installation. (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus and astronomer Robert Hurt works as a visualization scientist, illustrating celestial bodies and processes that cannot currently be photographed due to limitations in technology and too-large distances. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC))

Art to Heart: Art helps physicists comprehend, communicate fundamental principles of the universe

Art, the universal language, can transcend space and time to reach a diverse audience. We hear this all the time, but do we truly feel the weight of these words? Read more...

Photo: Alumnus and astronomer Robert Hurt works as a visualization scientist, illustrating celestial bodies and processes that cannot currently be photographed due to limitations in technology and too-large distances. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC))

Alumnus and astronomer Robert Hurt works as a visualization scientist, illustrating celestial bodies and processes that cannot currently be photographed due to limitations in technology and too-large distances. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC))


Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Art to Heart: Students reinterpret Big Bertha to subvert art world’s miasma of elitism

  Art, the universal language, can transcend space and time to reach a diverse audience. We hear this all the time, but do we truly feel the weight of these words? Read more...

Photo: Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus and architecture photographer Minh Tran, who goes by Minh T, scouts and photographs fragments of underrated structures in Los Angeles. Through his work, he said he aims to highlight geometry and simplicity in order to transport viewers into otherworldly temporal and spatial settings.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus’ architecture photos commingle geometry with narrative in overlooked spaces

A passerby may stroll through a parking structure and see mundane cars and concrete, but Minh Tran notices a geometrical symphony of lines, angles and captivating shadows. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus and architecture photographer Minh Tran, who goes by Minh T, scouts and photographs fragments of underrated structures in Los Angeles. Through his work, he said he aims to highlight geometry and simplicity in order to transport viewers into otherworldly temporal and spatial settings. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus and architecture photographer Minh Tran, who goes by Minh T, scouts and photographs fragments of underrated structures in Los Angeles. Through his work, he said he aims to highlight geometry and simplicity in order to transport viewers into otherworldly temporal and spatial settings.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

"The Great Tamer," a piece of dance theater created by Dimitris Papaioannou, premiered in the U.S. on Friday in Royce Hall through the Center for the Art of Performance. (Courtesy of Julian Mommert)

Theater review: ‘The Great Tamer’ interprets historical art in balance of real and irrational

A performer was already standing on the Royce Hall stage as the audience shuffled toward their assigned seats. He emulated the frozen stride of an Egyptian hieroglyph while his head gently pivoted on its axis to scan the space. Read more...

Photo: "The Great Tamer," a piece of dance theater created by Dimitris Papaioannou, premiered in the U.S. on Friday in Royce Hall through the Center for the Art of Performance. (Courtesy of Julian Mommert)

"The Great Tamer," a piece of dance theater created by Dimitris Papaioannou, premiered in the U.S. on Friday in Royce Hall through the Center for the Art of Performance. (Courtesy of Julian Mommert)

David Kipen, a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer, wrote "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters," a novel that published Tuesday. Kipen compiled letters and diaries by Los Angeles dwellers and passersby in the work. (Courtesy of Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

UCLA lecturer compiles centuries of LA perspectives in ‘Dear Los Angeles’

Albert Einstein and F. Scott Fitzgerald come together in the pages of David Kipen’s book. The two icons were among the many whose letters and diary entries appear in “Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018.” Published on Tuesday, Kipen’s book assembles personal accounts from dwellers or passersby who traversed the city. Read more...

Photo: David Kipen, a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer, wrote "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters," a novel that published Tuesday. Kipen compiled letters and diaries by Los Angeles dwellers and passersby in the work. (Courtesy of Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

David Kipen, a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer, wrote "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters," a novel that published Tuesday. Kipen compiled letters and diaries by Los Angeles dwellers and passersby in the work. (Courtesy of Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)


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