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Junk Dada: The Stories Behind Noah Purifoy's Joshua Tree Sculptures

Many artists, academics, and critics regard the late Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) as one of the most renowned American sculptors who worked in assemblage art. In 2015, Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibited a monographic exhibition of his works called "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada," curated by Franklin Sirmans and Yael Lipschutz. The show is designed to bring much-deserved attention to Purifoy's works, but what a lot of people don't realize is that there is already a monumental permanent exhibition six miles from the heart of Joshua Tree called the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, where the public can also learn about Purifoy's artistic vision during the last 15 years of his life, and it's all under the open sky.

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S9 E4: Variedades - Olvera Street

This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles.
Season 9 Episode 904
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Season 9 Episode 903
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S9 E2: Desert X

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Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne partners with Artbound for an episode that looks into the future of Los Angeles.
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S8 E2: Artesanos / Artisans

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Season 8 Episode 802
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In this new season, Artbound travels back to pre-industrial Los Angeles to explore one of its key and most controversial figures – Charles Lummis.
Season 8 Episode 801
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Artbound explores the programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
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