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  • Monster Mash: Whitney Museum plans a new home; Tony presenters named; more troubles at Cincinnati Opera

     
    --Room to grow: The board of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has approved a plan to build a six-story Renzo Piano-designed building downtown. The Whitney also says it is in talks to lease its current home......
  • Getty Trust CEO James N. Wood, 69, dies suddenly

     
    Getty Trust President and chief executive James N. Wood died late Friday night of natural causes, board chairman Mark S. Siegel announced Saturday. Wood, 69, was reportedly in good health and his death was unexpected. Wood came out of retirement......
  • Getty chairman says it's a time to mourn James Wood; leadership void can wait

     
    With the sudden death of J. Paul Getty Trust President James Wood on Friday at age 69, the top two positions at the world's largest visual art institution now stand vacant. In February, Wood had launched a search to find......
  • Davies, Govan, Cuno: Museum directors remember James Wood

     
    James N. Wood, who died Friday at age 69, was a leader of museum leaders. Along with directing particular institutions over the years, including the St. Louis Museum of Art (1975-1980), the Art Institute of Chicago (1980-2004) and, from 2007......
  • 'Friday Night Lights' Season 4, Episode 6: 'What else do you want?'

     
    It probably wouldn't be fair to ever label "Friday Night Lights" a coming-of-age drama. Young or old, no one ever truly stops learning and growing, and the characters that inhabit the fictional town of Dillon, Texas, may graduate, get older,......
  • The strangest roomful of art in L.A. right now

     
    Easily the strangest roomful of art in Los Angeles right now is the final gallery of the Getty Museum's recently opened exhibition of fancy-pants painting and sculpture, "The Spectacular Art of Jean-Leon Gérôme." The first survey in more than 40......
  • A Warhol Christmas at the White House

     
    When it comes to art, the right-wing anti-Obama crowd hasn't had a very good year. Repeated efforts to gin up outrage in a manufactured culture war have either fallen flat or proved downright embarrassing. (You can see some of them......
  • Is the Getty Museum directorship becoming a revolving door?

     
    Thursday's startling announcement from the Getty Trust that museum director Michael Brand had resigned, effective at the end of the month, remains a puzzlement. With no easy explanation for the surprise move offered by either Brand or the Trust –......
  • Reporter's notebook: More on MOCA, Jeffrey Deitch and what's ahead

     
    Some notes and bits on the advent of Jeffrey Deitch as the next director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art: Although MOCA needs Deitch to be, first and foremost, a successful fundraiser — having learned the hard way during the......
  • Matisse gets 'radical' in Chicago

     
    I've just come from the press preview at the Art Institute of Chicago for "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917." The show opens Saturday, and I'll have a full review early next week. Suffice it to say that this is one of......
  • Art review: 'Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917' @ Art Institute of Chicago

     
    CHICAGO -- If the world is coming apart at the seams and society's provisional fabric is being shredded, how does an artist respond? With anger? Analysis? Denial? Disinterest? That's a question that thrums through a breathtaking exhibition, newly opened...