| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced plans this month to build a new wing spanning Wilshire Boulevard.
It also wants to build up — way up.
The museum is working on an ambitious proposal for a skyscraper near the corner of Wilshire...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Along a shady road here, you can glimpse large estates behind gates and hedges bought with fortunes earned in Silicon Valley. Then you come to the driveway of a ranch house that stands pretty much as it was when built in the 1960s by Harry and Mary...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
A photographer's long overdue retrospective at the Getty, a garden-shed gallery in Pasadena and a show that takes its name from a novel by John Fante. It's all happening this week in our big sweaty city:
Minor White, “Manifestations of the Spirit,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile?
Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Let's start with the numbers, which are impressive: a 150 million-year-old granite boulder more than 21 feet high and weighing in at 340 tons. It took 11 days to transport that boulder, via a 206-wheeled trailer, the 105 miles from Riverside to the campus...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age.
Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
All kinds of drama at museums in Delaware, North Miami and Washington, D.C., a discovery of new Nazca Lines in Peru, reconsidering the urban role of the Santa Ana River, psychedelic fonts, statue selfies and why liking everything on Facebook encourages...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
John Van Hamersveld designed the famous album jacket for the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." Forty-two years later, he's embedded on Main Street.
Main Street in Huntington Beach, that is.
Last month, the Southern California graphic artist was...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Andy Warhol shot hundreds of films during his career, but many of these works haven't been available for public viewing after the prolific artist withdrew them from circulation.
In a new partnership announced this week, the Museum of Modern Art in New...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Getting through the day requires a certain amount of repression. There is order in the ordinary: a pipe is a thing to be packed with tobacco and smoked, the word "sky" refers to the blue space up above, a slice of ham will lie still and silent until it is...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, as my colleague Christopher Knight reported over the weekend, appears to be facing a considerable gap in its exhibition schedule.
It turns out that the tumult of the Jeffrey Deitch years has led to an exhibition drought....