Christopher Knight offers his 10 best exhibitions list for Los Angeles (and a couple of worsts):
L.A.’s reticence about respecting the history of art produced in Southern California seemed to turn a corner in 2008. [ . . . ] The change has been building since the 1990s. Its causes are many, but the most important is that a second full generation of L.A. artists of international stature has been established. (I’m using a rough generational measure of about 25 years for a parent to produce an offspring.) Every present has a past — even in L.A., the stereotypical City of the Future — and the urge to know it has grown strong. So, put cultural maturity at the top of this year’s 10 best list.
Best (and Worst) of 2008: Art (Culture Monster/LA Times)