Meet the New Guards of L.A. Culture

New Faces, New Buildings, New Names, and More Are Coming

The cultural scene of Los Angeles is in the process of redrawing itself—in the last month alone, two institutions have announced their first female executive directors, Johanna Burton at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Alexandra Rasic at the historic Gamble House in Pasadena.

“It’s a very, very exciting time,” said journalist Frances Anderton, setting the scene for a rousing conversation she was moderating at the Helms Bakery District in Culver City. Many of the changes at hand are long brewing, but the pandemic has shifted the landscape the city’s culture …