Category: Out and About

August 11, 2017

Revisiting 1950’s America

Residents revisited the 50's this past month from a political, cultural, artistic, and musical perspective. We discussed the history of what took place during the 50's, and what residents were doing at that time. Many were starting families (baby boom), getting promoted in businesses (economic boom), moving to the booming suburbs, and living through changing […]

March 20, 2017

Visitation to Wilshire Boulevard Temple: Written by Watermark Resident, Betty Denitz

The day was glorious and fulfilling for the residents and staff members in visiting Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. All attendees embraced the beauty and grandeur of the restored temple and the renewed, magnificent Dome and Warner Murals in the Sanctuary. Edna Gonzalez of the Temple staff orchestrated details of the tour in the […]

March 20, 2017

Residents Viewed Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Cranach and Durer at LACMA!

Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach brought to Los Angeles some of the greatest achievements of German Renaissance art. The period under consideration (1460–1580) was marked by profound changes in thought, philosophy, science, and religion, which in turn transformed the work […]

February 28, 2017

Residents Explore #girlgaze: A frame of mind at the Annenberg Space for Photography

#girlgaze: a frame of mind is an interactive, digitally driven exhibit for all ages that maps the imaginative landscape of young, female and trans-identifying photographers from around the world. Largely sourced through social media, the curated images’ raw vitality is their only constant – female, WOC, and trans-identifying perspectives are presented on everything from identity and standards of beauty to relationships, mental health […]

November 17, 2016

CBS Daytime Celebrates 30 Years at #1 at the Paley Center for Media

Recently residents got to experience a fan-tastic, interactive exhibit of one-of-a kind memorabilia and original set pieces from some of the most popular daytime shows of the last thirty years. This special exhibit honored CBS’s five current shows—The Price Is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The […]

October 17, 2016

12 Iconic Salvador Dali Sculptures

Two Rodeo Drive and Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills displayed twelve iconic Salvador Dali sculptures at the popular luxury shopping district. The free exhibit offered the rare opportunity to view Dali’s surreal sculptures up close and outside of a museum or gallery setting. This world class exhibition of 12 iconic Salvador Dali sculptures marked the […]

October 17, 2016

“London Calling” at the Getty Center

Working in postwar Britain, the artists of the "School of London" rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favor of the human figure and everyday landscape. Drawn primarily from the Tate in London, this exhibition highlights the work of six of the leading artists who revolutionized and reinvigorated figurative painting in the later […]

September 21, 2016

Mao to Now at the UCLA Fowler Museum

In 1980 Stephen Verona made his initial trip to China to direct a co-produced American-Chinese film, the first in over forty years. The film crew traveled with Chinese escorts, including an army general, from Shanghai to Suzhou and on to Beijing. Fascinated with all he saw, Verona compulsively photographed people bicycling, architecture, groups practicing Tai […]

September 21, 2016

Hito Steyerl’s Landmark Video Installation “Factory of the Sun”

Recently our residents visited the MOCA where they presented the U.S. premiere of Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. Residents found the work to be immersive! Resident Vida G. commented, "Steyerl probes the pleasures of image circulation in a moment defined by the global flow of data." Ricocheting between genres—news reportage, documentary film, video […]

August 19, 2016

Made in L.A.

As part of an ongoing series, Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only addresses Los Angeles as a center of activity inseparable from the global network of art production and reveals how artists move fluidly between contexts and respond to their local conditions. Subtitled by the minimalist poet and writer Aram Saroyan as his […]

August 19, 2016

REFUGEE, at the Annenberg Space for Photography – Exhibition Illuminates the Global Plight of Displaced People

Lately, all eyes are on refugees in Europe, but they are just some of the nearly 60 million people fleeing war and persecution around the world—the highest refugee population in history, according to UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency. The crisis is a global one. Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE explores the […]

July 18, 2016

Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life at The Broad

Cindy Sherman is one of the best-known and most important photographers working today. Her decades-long performative practice of photographing herself under different guises has produced many of contemporary art’s most iconic and influential images. At the heart of Sherman’s work is the multitude of identity stereotypes that have arisen throughout both the history of art […]

July 18, 2016

Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road at the Getty Center

The landmark exhibition “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” is pervasive evidence of international, cross-cultural networking in medieval China. The exhibit focuses on the Mogao Grottoes, China’s greatest cache of Buddhist wall paintings and sculptures. Carved into the face of a cliff near the city of Dunhuang between the 4th and […]

June 27, 2016

Get Ready For…Take-Off!

Originally founded in 1974 by Donald Douglas Jr. as the Douglas Museum and Library located on the South side of the Santa Monica Airport, the Museum migrated to the North side of the Airport and reopened as the Museum of Flying in April 1989. The Museum gradually grew to a collection of over 50 vintage […]

June 24, 2016

Heritage Square Outing: “Recollections of the Day” – An Incredible Story of Los Angeles History by Betty Denitz

The Watermark residents and staff members arrived mid-morning on the bus filled with excitement. They drove through the entrance of the beautiful Victorian gates and up the road directly to the magnificent Colonial Drug Store. The excited "anxious to see it all" visitors became enraptured with very old prescriptions, medicine bottles and cough syrups from the 1800's. A […]

April 18, 2016

Grand Seiko Craftsman Meet & Greet at Feldmar Watch Company

Residents at The Watermark had the opportunity to immerse themselves in an evening of Japanese culture and fine watchmaking. Attendees experienced a rare demonstration of the intricate watchmaking process by a Grand Seiko Master Craftsman from Japan. Throughout the demonstration, Japanese inspired hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served.

March 17, 2016

Frank Gehry at the LACMA

Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. The Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect’s work interrogates a building’s means of expression, a process that has brought with it new methods of design […]

March 17, 2016

Nature Connects

Recent visitors to the South Coast Botanic Garden received not only an early spring bouquet of flowering trees and shrubs, but they also found themselves in a mini Legoland. They were welcomed by a huge Lego bee in the garden’s patio, before encountering a 31,565-piece Lego hummingbird in the garden’s entry. Elsewhere, down the path […]

March 17, 2016

The Museum of Neon Art

Founded in 1981, the museum houses works of neon and electric art from artists all over the world. It also has restored vintage neon signs from businesses all over SoCal. For the neon signs that still stand today, MONA takes Angelenos on tours to check them out. Today, MONA buzzes with relics from the neon's […]

February 23, 2016

The Art of Our Time at the MOCA

This recently visited exhibition highlights the affinities between artists and artworks in an attempt to rethink the now conventional chronological installation of art. Residents learned that by exploring connections that emerge through artist friendships, the history of art schools, and artists' own stated interest in other artists' work, one is able to highlight iconic works alongside lesser known material. […]

February 23, 2016

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams at the Skirball Cultural Center

Residents recently visited the latest exhibit at the Skirball, "Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams." The exhibit presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams’s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history. The exhibition features fifty photographs by Adams of the Japanese American incarceration camp in […]

January 21, 2016

Petersen’s Automotive Museum

The Watermark at Beverly Hills is a community of some 60 neighbors, several of whom share the same appreciation for vintage vehicles including the vintage of 15 million Model T Fords (1908-1927). They’ve learned that the key to a good life is to keep learning, keep moving and keep having fun. Established in 1994, the Petersen […]

January 21, 2016

‘Guys & Dolls’ at the Wallis Annenberg: Watermark residents put their money on this hilarious musical classic.

"Luck is a fickle lady - Nathan Detroit runs the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. There are well-heeled shooters everywhere, but it’s no dice unless they have a place to gamble—and that takes dough." Residents of The Watermark at Beverly Hills had the opportunity to watch director Zimmerman’s efforts in something entirely […]

December 29, 2015

Bowling

Every Saturday, residents partake in a thrilling match of Wii bowling. While Wii bowling has allowed the residents to grasp their bowling techniques, they wanted to try their hand at "real" bowling. Recently, residents had a chance to put their skills to the test at Bowlero Mar Vista. The residents played a few exciting games of bowling, filled with […]

November 19, 2015

Broad Museum

Our wonderful visit could have been right out of Alice in Wonderland. One resident recalled, "We walked into a large room where there was a table -- quite ordinary in appearance -- but in size filled the entire space. Filling the big museum parlor with gigantic sizes was incredible...perspective has no meaning." "The Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of […]

November 18, 2015

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific showcases the most interesting animals that normally inhabit the shores of California and Mexico. The tanks and enclosures house sea otters, sea lions, sharks of different kinds, penguins, tropical fish, local fish, sea horses, sea dragons, jelly fish, and many more! They also have a small aviary full of lorikeets you can […]

October 9, 2015

“The Object Lesson”

Residents recently participated in the theatrical installation, "The Object Lesson." With boxes stacked to the ceiling, actor Sobelle transformed the space into a storage facility. Before the performance, we were free to roam and poke through boxes filled with clutter. Residents noted that participating in the prologue to “The Object Lesson,” in which we wandered through the installation […]

September 21, 2015

Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” at the LACMA

Christian Marclay: The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema & television history depicting the passage of time, edited together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is shown. With The Clock,  residents noted Marclay's ability to bend time to his will, mashing together thousands of short film clips […]

September 1, 2015

Tour of the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is one of LA's most beautiful museums. It's designed to model the Villa dei Papiri, a Roman country house that was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. J. Paul Getty was fascinated by this ancient home, and dreamed of recreating it as a museum to house his extensive art collection. After […]

August 12, 2015

Joshua Bell and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era and performed recently at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The Hollywood Bowl is a popular outdoor amphitheater famous for its music events. Bell performed many wonderful pieces alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and left the audience […]

August 3, 2015

Malibu Wine Safari

What better way to celebrate a warm Southern California weekend than to enjoy nature with a lovely glass of wine? Residents at The Watermark at Beverly Hills recently took a day trip to Malibu to visit the Malibu Wine Safari to try Semler wines at Saddlerock Ranch. Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyards is a picturesque location, […]

August 3, 2015

NOBU in Malibu

Malibu, a popular beach city in Los Angeles, is home to many prestigious restaurants boasting beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Residents of The Watermark at Beverly Hills recently enjoyed a lovely lunch at the famous restaurant, Nobu, in Malibu. Nobu is known for featuring exquisite cuisine using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients. At […]

June 23, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center – Spring Awakening

The Deaf West Theatre at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosted a Spring Awakening, the 8-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, from May 21st to June 14th. The Tony Award-winning musical in 2007, "Spring Awakening" is the adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play about sexually curious adolescents pitted against the repressive German status […]

May 5, 2015

Dead Sea Scrolls & Jerusalem 3D in IMAX at the California Science Center

Our recent excursion led us to the California Science Center to view a very special, once in a lifetime, exhibition that showcased the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. For the first time in Los Angeles—The California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority presented the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of […]

May 5, 2015

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

What a fun night out at the ballet! This wasn't your classical ballet, however. Founded in 1972, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (BJM) is a repertory company that presents a hybrid form of dance that combines aesthetics of classical ballet and embraces many other different styles of dance. Very contemporary in its current approach, BJM […]

January 20, 2015

The Getty Center Exhibition Tour: “The Spectacular Reubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist”

Residents enjoyed a 30 minute docent talk that explored the magnificent tapestries of the Eucharist series, which celebrates the glory of the Roman Catholic Church, along with the oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens that guided their creation. No photos were allowed, but no image could have captured the sheer wonder and awe we all […]