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  • The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama

    The Mosul Museum video from Islamic State could be a staged drama
    The Islamic State wants the global community to know that there's a new sheriff in town. So it wrecked a museum full of precious sculptures and on Thursday posted video of the vandalism on the Internet. At least, that's what their video wants you to...
  • Getty Trust chief: Islamic State attack on Iraq museum 'heartbreaking'

    To the editor: The tragic destruction of antiquities at the museum in Mosul, Iraq, demands our outrage. As civilized people, we can't allow the destruction of the world's cultural heritage by a small group of fanatics. ("Islamic State says it destroyed...
  • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...
  • Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'

    Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'
    In the landscape of street art, graffiti paved the way for guerrilla gardening and yarnbombing. In "Street Craft," Riikka Kuittinen thoughtfully explores this evolution, offering a catalog of highly ephemeral art that has popped up worldwide in potholes,...
  • Jewish heirs sue Germany in US over medieval art treasure

    The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers say they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated $226 million. The suit, which attorneys said was filed late Monday in...
  • History of the Freddys

    History of the Freddys
    The Freddy Awards show is the brainchild of State Theatre president Shelley Brown. About 10 years ago, at a meeting for performing arts center administrators, she heard about another performing arts theater that held annual ceremonies to honor...
  • Illinois sites joining National Register of Historic Places

    The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency released the following list Monday of 2014 additions to the National Register of Historic Places: —David Hall House, Lake Villa: Designed by Chicago architect Ralph Wesley Varney, the house is an...
  • The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'

    The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take'
    Yuval Sharon, artistic director of the experimental L.A. opera company the Industry, believes that opera is an emerging art form. Yes, he knows it's been around since the late 16th century, but he's passionate about its future: What opera can be. In...
  • SoCal arts groups courting a new donor source: Chinese Americans

     SoCal arts groups courting a new donor source: Chinese Americans
    Old money, meet new yuan. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has never held a concert to officially mark Chinese New Year, but that changes Thursday night when the Phil kicks off a three-concert series featuring Chinese soloists at Walt Disney Concert Hall....
  • Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?

    Will Santa Monica Museum of Art leave the city?
    If there’s an art world equivalent of the endangered species list, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is officially on it, at least in its current habitat at the Bergamot Station arts complex. The Santa Monica City Council raised doubts at its...
  • Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture

    Datebook: Wild architecture, erotic painting, historic portraiture
    A solo outing by a master of lowbrow in Hollywood...bulbous babes in Beverly Hills...and wild architectural schemes in Westwood. Plus: historic portraiture in Laguna Beach, abstraction in Culver City, a collaborative installation in Santa Monica and a...