Five Colorful, Emotional + Powerful Art Shows in Los Angeles

From group shows to debut solo exhibitions, some of the season's special art experiences

While many galleries have been open by appointment, Angelenos have been patiently waiting for the museums to reopen after a long pandemic hiatus. For many months The Made in LA: A Version Biennial has been installed at the Hammer Museum and Huntington Gardens and Library with only a few site-specific experiences available for public viewing, but now both museums have reopened. At LACMA‘s BCAM building, …

De La Calle’s Probiotic + Vitamin-Rich Tepache

A fermented pineapple beverage with roots in pre-Columbian Mexico

De La Calle—a brand born from HERE Studio and RedDecimal, the two agencies behind Kevita kombucha, Forager (a plant-based creamery) and more—produces a modern take on Tepache, a pre-Columbian Mexican beverage made from fermented pineapples, spices and turbinado (sometimes brown) sugar. The fabled formula, passed down through generations dating back to Mayan days, varies from family to family. However, the drink’s benefits remain the same: …

How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

An adult beginners-oriented space run by, and intended for, people of color, the queer community and anybody who has ever felt they weren't welcome

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi’s collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year—a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi’s family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn’t “belong” in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt …