| May 14, 2011
Power, money and love fuel extravaganzas. Railroad millionaire Henry E. Huntington had all three and used them in the closing decade of his life to build his eponymous San Marino library and gardens. You know the mansion, the cactus and the Japanese tea...
| Jun 9, 2011
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Griffin Court in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute was transformed into a giant snow globe for "Let it Snow," the inaugural holiday party hosted by the Woman's Board of the Art Institute. More than 350 adults and children welcomed in the holiday season...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
"Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert"
Little Bookroom, $19.95
This book takes its subtitle literally because, according to author and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum, everything in Paris does indeed look like dessert. Maybe part of...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Standing atop a patch of churned-up dirt on a recent morning, James Corner was surrounded by mismatched palm trees, chipped sidewalks and sagging chain link: a typical slice of Southern California landscape caught unawares, hardly ready for its close-up....
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Collectors Council taking art trip to Windy City
The deadline to sign up for an art-filled, group package trip to Chicago in September with the Laguna Art Museum's Contemporary Collectors Council is July 15.
LAM Executive Director Malcolm Warner will...
| May 9, 2011
The J. Paul Getty Trust has just announced that James Cuno will become its president and chief executive starting Aug. 1. A respected museum leader and scholar, Cuno has been the director of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2004,......
| Jun 23, 2011
The Hammer Museum has just finalized the purchase of a room-sized video installation from her current exhibition at L&M Arts in Venice, her first gallery show locally in 27 years. And the L.A. County Museum of Art has acquired an 86-foot tall work that...
| Jun 30, 2011
Renzo Piano unveils designs for cultural center in Greece...
| Jul 7, 2011
It wasn't conceived as a shrine, exactly, but the small, windowless Cy Twombly Gallery on the campus of the Menil Collection in Houston certainly feels like one this week. In the wake of Twombly's death in Rome on Tuesday at......