| Nov 22, 2008
Grace Hartigan, an Abstract Expressionist painter once hailed as the leading female artist of her generation who later turned to teaching and led a Baltimore art school to national prominence, died Nov. 15 of liver failure at a nursing home in Timonium,...
| Nov 8, 2009
The financial chickens came home to roost at the Museum of Contemporary Art a year ago, but on the eve of what's being dubbed "MOCA New," a 30th-anniversary celebration centering on the museum's biggest exhibition ever -- drawn almost entirely from its...
| Jun 11, 2008
Jennifer Bornstein was a kid in a candy store -- with almost half a year to gorge herself. When Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti asked Bornstein to rummage through the institution's huge collection of graphic work and put together a show of...
| Nov 19, 2008
Los Angeles' prestigious but chronically underfunded Museum of Contemporary Art has fallen into crisis. Museum Director Jeremy Strick said MOCA is seeking large cash infusions from donors, and this week he did not rule out the possibility of merging...
| Jun 14, 2010
Reporting from New York
The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual.
"Red," a two-character...
| Jun 14, 2010
Awards should be aspirational, validating excellence and originality even though each and every one of us knows that commercialism rules the day. But far be it from the ever-insecure Tonys — the geeky glee club representative of the major...
| Mar 21, 2010
When actor Alfred Molina got a call that Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's high-profile Donmar Warehouse, wanted to meet with him, he relished a session of gossip about London theater.
But Grandage had a different agenda. Toward the end...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Nov 19, 2008
A sampling of standout artworks
The Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of nearly 6,000 works. These are among the highlights:
Jackson Pollock, "Number 1, 1949," 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas, gift of Rita and Raft Schreiber...
| Sep 22, 2008
| 4:30 AM
That post below about "Boston Legal?" (Fine show, that, and I hear its last season is upon us...) Forget about it. I was wrong, but I was also playing devil's advocate, which is another way of saying: I didn't......
| May 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards handed out Monday are of some help in predicting what will win at the Tony Awards next month. Although these kudos consider new Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals separately, all other categories, such...