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American Expansion Reflected Through Artwork
Today, Artbound goes back in time. For this throwback edition, we present five articles about artwork and exhibitions that examine the effects of American expansion and industrialization:
The botanical illustrations in the Huntington's "When They Were Wild" exhibition function as a probe into what is real, what is fictional, and what lies somewhere in between.
Frances Anderton examines the role of guns in American culture since Samuel Colt pioneered the assembly line production of firearms in the early 19th century.
A California African American Museum exhibit describes a more complex picture of mid-nineteenth century America than is usually projected into the public realm.
What did California mission music sound like? Cal Poly music professor Craig Russell has spent three decades tracking down the answer.
When a man dies hanging from a tree, is that tree an accessory to the act or a witness? The multiple second lives of the frontier "hang tree" reveal something unsettling about the Golden State.
In the Golden State, the youth have a long history of storytelling that uncovers little-heard narratives.
Proposition 187 and its aftermath was a dizzying series of events that involved people from all sectors of society. We speak with educators and journalists who have studied the people and events involved. Through their lens, this pivotal time in the state
In a region where only one in four women works, experts say those who retrain could tap surging demand for digital skills.
Learn more about the spaces filling the holes left behind by the historically white-centric L.A. art world.
"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.
A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.