Shahzia Sikander, Sinxay: Narrative as Dissolution #1, 2008. Ink and gouache on prepared paper. 81.5 x 51.125 in.
Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1929. Oil and gold leaf on canvas.
Los Angeles Street Graphics Committee
Crenshaw Mural ProjectLos Angeles, CA1976
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Woman Child, the new album from 23-year-old phenom Cécile McLorin Salvant:
Cécile McLorin Salvant makes it all sound not effortless exactly, but sorta easy. You get the strong impression she’s having a blast. In a way, that ease of execution is a problem — it creates the temptation to top herself, and go for the Extra Big Moments, like the killer high-note ending of “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.” It makes sense that she’d exploit her extreme highs and lows; she won’t be able to reach them forever. And age tends to calm folks down, so the over-exuberance may take care of itself. My point is this: She doesn’t need to try to knock us out. We’re already knocked out.
Diego Rivera, Mexico, 1886–1957, Still Life with Bread and Fruit, 1917, oil on canvas, Gift of Morton D. May
“Only if It Bothers You”: Ruminations on the Display of Latin American Art | Unframed The LACMA Blog
Curator Ilona Katzew gives thought to the how and why of displaying modern and contemporary Latin American art in the Latin American galleries, as opposed to the modern and contemporary galleries. 
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Boris Muñoz on the power games in Venezuela, and what will become of Chavismo without  Chávez: http://nyr.kr/ZiL4Nw
 
Photograph by Eitan Abramovich/Getty.