Author: Blue Door Magazine



Art, design, and architecture at JoAnne Artman Galleries  By James Reed One of the countless pleasures put on hold by the pandemic is the aesthetic and intellectual thrill of viewing art in person. Museums are off-limits, galleries are shuttered or open by appointment only, and art walks are on ice. While architecturally significant outdoor spaces, sculpture gardens, and public plazas thankfully remain largely accessible, the social, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of appreciating art in-person and […]



The messaging of WPA posters from the 1930s and 1940s serves as timely inspiration and a reminder of the resilience of the American spirit. As Orange County and the country face the medical, social, and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, life is uncertain. After four months, we are eager for things to return to normal, or whatever our new normal becomes. In times like these, history can provide insight—inspiration, even—as we face the future.  […]



Video calls have you worried about your walls? Designers Zoom in to reveal what works best from behind the scenes. By Alexandria Abramian As home has transformed into a multi-hyphenate live/work/learn/workout space overnight, video calls have suddenly put our abodes under the spotlight. And with it a new design question has emerged: Where will I shine best at home? Here designers delve into the background to frame your ultimate video setting. Erica Bryen Erica Bryen […]


Art and the Other

OCMA’s next season will explore how identity and cultural legacy can impact how we see the world By Jennifer Condas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view the world through the eyes of another? And that this new way of seeing may provide an entirely different way of assessing the spaces we live in? Well, wonder no more, because one of OCMA Expand’s exciting new exhibitions in Season 4 will invite […]