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Richard J. Riordan Central Library
Central Docents, December 09, 2017

Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors.


a colorful yarn background with the text, yarn bomb artist in the foreground
Keith Kesler, November 03, 2017

A yarnbomb depicting Peter from Snowy Day is currently on display at the Silver Lake Branch Library until November 30, 2017. 


Photo of Rotunda with the entire Oaxaca exhibit displayed in it's entirety

This month the Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating Latino Heritage Month, and it’s especially timely as a new exhibition at Central Library recently opened to the publi


Mark Rothko
Keith Chaffee, September 26, 2017

On September 25, 1903, Mark Rothko was born. With his mother and sister, he emigrated from Russia to the United States at the age of ten, joining his father, who had made the journey some years earlier.


Jennifer Ann Seidman, April 25, 2016

In the fall of 1997, Joshua Barroll, a young music educator, began his tenure at Calabasas High School, developing what was to become an award winning music program attracting the best talent that Calabasas has to offer.


YA Services, October 25, 2015

In October, we take part in The Big Draw LA (http://thebigdrawla.org/), a celebration of the act of drawing.  Oftentimes, teens say that they can’t draw and are stumped by a blank sheet of paper.


Elizabeth Graney, April 07, 2015

Did you miss out on our origami bookmark program this weekend?


With a published book and several art exhibits to his credit, photographer and Los Angeles Public Library staffer Art Meza has a legitimate claim to being considered one of the City's artists of the moment.


Drawing and Painting samples
Emma Roberts, March 29, 2013

If you feel like trying your hand at drawing or painting for the first time, or would like to sharpen your talents, the Art, Music & Recreation Department has plenty of resources to get you started.  Check out the catalog, or come along and browse the shelves in person to find dozens of


Mexican Revolution photo of General Pancho Villa with other revolutionary generals
Art Department, January 11, 2013

The Getty Research Institute exhibit currently at the Central Library, a Nation Emerges – The Mexican Revolution Revealed, tells the story of an uprising that spread like wildfire across Mexico - marking the beginning of the Mexican Revolution in November 1910.


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