Thursday, May 24


(Creative Commons photo by Barbtek via flickr)

The Quad: The dark and complex origins of Valentine’s Day

The recent re-emergence of all things red, heart-shaped and sweet can only mean one thing: Love (or impressive marketing strategy) is in the air. From the well-stocked aisles of Target’s holiday section to our very own UCLA Store, the chocolate rose displays and colorful card kiosks are in full bloom. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo by Barbtek via flickr)

(Creative Commons photo by Barbtek via flickr)



“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibit allows art to stand on its own

The Hammer Museum’s advertising copy says its new exhibition “Stories of Almost Everyone” is an attempt to be “skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.” What this means is that in curating exhibits, displaying them and writing up descriptions of artworks, museums take away from the inherent meaning or narrative of the original art object itself. Read more...

Photo: “Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)




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