| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
I'm not sure what inspired Junya Watanabe's collection, shown Saturday morning under the graffiti-covered docks on the Seine. But what I thought of when I saw the lyrical parade of collaged shapes and eye-popping colors was Henri Matisse's paper cut-...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:47 AM
In a thoughtfully lavish act of curation, Northwestern University's Block Cinema is paying tribute to cinema's greatest pack rat and most ardent champion — the man whom poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau once described as "the dragon watching over...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Ojai-born, Los Angeles-based painter Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, started in 2000 by painter Squeak...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:19 PM
On Bushkill Drive in Easton, the Greek god Atlas balances the world on his shoulders.
Hidden beneath a layer of rust, the steel figure of a man has been hoisting a giant metal globe near the tree line at Bushkill Creek for more than a decade. He and a...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A recent exhibition devoted to Henri Matisse's cut-outs broke attendance records at the Tate Modern in London, the museum announced Monday.
"Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" drew 562,622 visitors during its five-month run, making it the most popular...