2021 Highlights to Put in Your Calendar
After a difficult year of cancellations and postponements of cultural and sporting events and infrastructure projects, we are starting to see glimmers of life going back to normal. We’ve assembled a list of 7 things we’re looking forward to this year from exhibitions to local hotel openings. While we can’t say for sure that these activities and events will all happen, we have our fingers crossed. We’re putting them in our calendars (in pencil).
The Shay at Ivy Station
Upgrading your staycation will be easy this year with the opening of The Shay in Culver City. The chic, 148-room boutique hotel is due to open in the spring and features a rooftop pool with panoramic views of DTLA, the Hollywood Sign and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L.Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley
The Obamas Portraits Tour
The two iconic paintings of Barack and Michelle Obama, created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, will be leaving the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to embark on a five city tour this year. LACMA is scheduled to play host from November 5th – January 2nd 2022 and the exhibition will feature teacher workshops, curatorial tours, and a richly illustrated book. Find out more here.