| May 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season.
Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
"Penny Dreadful" (Showtime, Sundays). John Logan, the screenwriter of “Hugo,” “Skyfall,” “Gladiator” — and, just to confuse you, of the Tony-winning Mark Rothko play, “Red” — created this well-...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.
Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 at London's Tate Modern museum is back on view after undergoing restoration. "Black on Maroon," a work from 1958 that is part of the artist's so-called Seagram mural series, was the subject of an 18-month...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Music and painting sometimes share a language. Color is applicable to both, as is chromatic. They also share physics. Colors, for instance, are waveforms, as are tones.
Moreover, musicians and visual artists regularly inspire one another. Morton...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A dozen years after Doyle Lane's death, the work of the Los Angeles Midcentury ceramist (1925-2002) has caught the eye of such luminaries as actress Jodie Foster, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière and artist Takashi Murakami. Lane's...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:26 AM
A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum.
A man threw red paint on a blank wall of the third floor of...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
On Aug. 4, digital billboards in New York's Times Square will flash with renowned American art. It will be a brief but shining respite from the blunt force with which commercial imagery regularly bombards our psyches by means of billboards, bus shelters,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My sister in Denver urged me to exchange an adventurous day in the Rockies for a trip downtown, to the Clyfford Still Museum, and I will be forever grateful. Still was one of the most highly regarded American abstract expressionists of the 20th century,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Baltimore helped the avant-garde painter Max Weber forge a national reputation in 1915. Now, nearly 100 years later, this could be the city where the late artist begins his long-overdue comeback.
It's not that critics and curators are unfamiliar with...