| Jul 2, 2015
| 8:30 PM
In case you missed it -- and most Americans did -- there was a third significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of June. It received the least media attention, but it may eventually affect more citizens directly than the decisions upholding...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 6:09 PM
The painting is thick and heavy from colors and glitter painstakingly layered over the course of more than two months.
And while the final product is an abstract work of art resembling a Jackson Pollock drip painting, the layers themselves are a metaphor...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Seated on scaffolding high above the floor of the Hammer Museum, Mark Bradford runs his hand along the grooved outline of a two-story map of the United States. Patches of brilliant pinks, various hues of blue and earthy olives peek out from where the...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 8:10 AM
The art of Rachel Dolezal (with video). A lost tepee found in Oklahoma. Former MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch’s connection to an unsavory real estate developer. Ornette Coleman’s L.A. roots. Plus: the typographer behind dingbats, a six-story...
| Jun 12, 2015
Whatever rules in jazz hadn't been shattered by Charlie Parker and other bebop artists, Ornette Coleman finished off for good.
Coleman, who died Thursday at age 85, brought to jazz the kind of open-ended, non-narrative approach that Jackson Pollock...
| May 30, 2015
| 8:40 PM
Fifty-two years ago this week, a visionary artist named William Baziotes died.
Baziotes' most famous Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist works hang in prominent museums throughout the United States, but most notably in the Guggenheim Museum in New...
| May 30, 2015
| 10:56 AM
A century after Henri Matisse and the Fauvists began their revolutionary experiments with the raw language of color, the legacy of abstract and non-objective art is still being weighed by artists and historians as well as viewers.
Barely more than 50...
| May 22, 2015
| 1:00 PM
For a man who is about to hear a top symphony orchestra play his first stand-alone score, Bryce Dessner appears surprisingly calm.
Dessner will be in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 28, listening to Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles...
| May 19, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Enjoy free admission to the Allentown Art Museum, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24.
Free programs include hands-on artmaking activities for children, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Arts Ways Family Interactive Gallery on the museum's second floor; and docent-...
| May 8, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Images of painter Jackson Pollock at work in his studio are well known: The seemingly dark and brooding artist is crouched on the floor, intensely dripping or flicking brightly colored paint onto his canvases.
Lesser known is the artist's domestic side:...
| May 4, 2015
| 1:36 PM
A quake’s deadly toll, George Takei's rescue of Japanese internment artifacts from auction, parsing the plans for the new LACMA, more thoughts on the new Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim's labor issues. Plus: Jeffrey Deitch goes to Coney Island,...