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  • Henry T. Hopkins dies at 81; painter and museum director had formative role in L.A. art scene

    Henry T. Hopkins dies at 81; painter and museum director had formative role in L.A. art scene
    Henry T. Hopkins, a distinguished museum director and educator who played a leading role in establishing Los Angeles' art scene, has died. He was 81. He had suffered from a brain tumor for about eight months and died Sunday morning at Belmont Village,...
  • The Hammer Museum's striking rise

    The Hammer Museum's striking rise
    In 1998, Ann Philbin, director of the Drawing Center in New York, received a couple of letters from UCLA inviting her to apply for the top position at a fledgling museum near the university's campus. "I threw the letters in the garbage," she says. "I had...
  • Hammer Museum loses chief curator Gary Garrels

    Hammer Museum loses chief curator Gary Garrels
    Gary Garrels, the highly sought-after curator who has helped raise the profile of the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and beyond, is jumping ship. The Hammer snagged Garrels, 56, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York three years ago. But now he...
  • Jerry Weintraub: The go-to guy to get connected

    Jerry Weintraub: The go-to guy to get connected
    "Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an...
  • The Broad view of L.A.

    The Broad view of L.A.
    This is the fifth in an occasional series of conversations with Southern California activists and intellectuals. The series and videotaped interviews with the subjects are collected at www.latimes.com/news/ opinion/lavisions/. Rare is the civic...
  • Movie review: 'Billy: The Early Years' -- 2 of 5 stars

    Billy Graham is not one of those tainted evangelists who needs his halo polished or his image white-washed. He scrupulously avoided the pitfalls of his profession over the years, had an early enough connection to the civil rights movement to stand with...
  • There will not be, we repeat WILL NOT be a David LaChapelle exhibition at BOXeight

     
    On Friday we received an e-mail alerting us that BOXeight's entry in the fashion week derby would be kicking off Oct. 22 with a party celebrating Flaunt magazine''s October issue, honoring renowned photographer David LaChapelle (whose work is featured on....
  • Ann Philbin's eureka moment materializes

     
    What Ann Philbin encountered on her first visit to the Hammer Museum, which she has directed for the last 10 years, was an institution in search of an identity. What she envisioned was its future. ???As ugly as this building......
  • Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and two others join LACMA's board

     
    If the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ever needs a theme song, it won't have far to look for a composer: LACMA announced today that Carole Bayer Sager has joined the museum's board, along with two other new trustees,......
  • Milan's big showing of a Da Vinci notebook recalls L.A.'s Leonardo that got away

     
    In light of recent controversies, most folks who care about art know that it's a really big deal for a museum to even think of unloading a masterpiece. (Consider Brandeis University's attempt to sell off the collection of its Rose......
  • Is Rembrandt a SoCal kind of guy?

     
    The answer seems to be yes, as a successful exhibition, "Rembrandt and His Pupils," wraps up this month at the J. Paul Getty Museum while the blog LA County Museum on Fire reports the discovery of Rembrandt’s role in another......