| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you’re wondering how new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Philippe Vergne is taking to Los Angeles and his post at the museum, or what he has to say about the ambitious “Mike Kelley” exhibition that opened March 30, just ask him....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
RACINE, Wis. — One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beguiling and troubled buildings opens to public tours for the first time next week, and when it does, it will raise an eternal, vexing question: Which matters more, beauty or utility?
It's easy to...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
His birth certificate said Birmingham, Ala., but the man who called himself Sun Ra declared that he was from the planet Saturn. Miles Davis set the late 1950s standard for jazz couture with his Italian tailored suits, but Ra wore Africanized capes, tunics...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety.
Brougher, the current interim director and chief curator of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, will...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum.
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will open a new photography center in 2016 that leaders are saying will be the largest exhibition space for photography in any art museum in the United States.
The John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography will...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
ROME - Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio has been appointed president of Italy's Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity and also for its annual Il Cinema Ritrovato fest dedicated to revival and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there."
Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Diana Ross, in a ruffled crimson dress layered with sparkles, strutted across the stage Saturday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art's gala, belting out the lyrics to a classic tune that had particular resonance:
“Did you think I’d...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last fall, when the big traveling retrospective of Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley (1954-2012) opened at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art's outpost in Long Island City, N.Y., the show looked smashing.
Largely that was due to the intrinsic quality of...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...