NY TIMES WRITES UP LA ART SCENE

The NY Times wrote up a positive review of the LA arts scene

Among the factors considered to be driving this philanthropy are institutions with strong leadership and fund-raising strategies; an expanding arts scene, with new galleries and museums; and the migration of artists into town. On Thursday, Frieze, the international contemporary art fair in London and New York, said it was adding a fair in Los Angeles in 2019, reflecting the city’s position as a global arts capital.

Where young artists in Los Angeles used to feel they had to go to New York to pursue careers, many are staying put. The city has also become a magnet for artists in neighborhoods like Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, Highland Park, Silver Lake and Echo Park. California Institute of the Arts, the leading art school, reported that 50 percent of graduates in 2015 stayed in Los Angeles; that figure has increased to nearly 60 percent.

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 Ann Philbin, the director of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The museum highlights emerging and under-recognized contemporary artists and is working on a major expansion project.     CreditBrad Torchia for The New York Times

Ann Philbin, the director of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The museum highlights emerging and under-recognized contemporary artists and is working on a major expansion project.    CreditBrad Torchia for The New York Times

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