| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public:
"Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:00 PM
On this dark, rainy afternoon, Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Helen Molesworth is hunkered down inside her office, bundled up in the copious folds of a fuzzy, gray sweater — and she is making sausage.
That's what Molesworth calls this...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:29 AM
You know that feeling of jealousy in the pit of your stomach when you see a woman that is seemingly so unattainable suddenly melts and flirts with someone who is obviously better than you?
Yeah that’s the feeling 99 percent of us had watching host...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Visitors to Stockbridge, Mass., can drop in on a museum that features Norman Rockwell's old studio.
The eastern edges of Long Island harbor the home and studio that belonged to Abstract Expressionist power couple Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Locals have four more weeks to see a remarkable exhibit on the history and culture of Route 66 at the Autry National Center of the American West, which curated the show. The exhibit goes far beyond the surface history of America’s...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Don Bacigalupi is going from helping one billionaire debut an art museum to another.
Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Monday he has chosen Bacigalupi, president of billionaire Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It's unlikely that hip-hop documentary "Time Is Illmatic" will have many showings as thrilling as its opening-night slot at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it preceded an impassioned live performance by its subject, the artist born Nasir bin...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:00 PM
In January 1979, when Andy Warhol first showed "Shadows," a room-size installation made up of scores of silkscreen paintings, one critical observer of the exhibition was concise:
"The show only looks good because it's so big," he wrote.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The success of Ceres' Table in its original Uptown location was a culinary mystery. Set across the street from a cemetery and next door to the infamous Lincoln Towing company, Giuseppe Scurato's restaurant sat on a street that literally was the last place...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The circle of artists and writers around Bay Area painter Jess Collins and his lifelong romantic partner, poet Robert Duncan, didn't have a memorable name or a specific program. But it was to San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s something of what the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Randal Thurston calls his artwork "a little bit of a high-wire act."
"I don't design anything. I take the individual components and look at them and see what will work," said Thurston. "I want to make something that could exist only in the space that it...