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  • 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...
  • Monster Mash: A theater for Sondheim; Rolando Villazón returns; banana museum has to split

     
    --His name in lights: A Broadway theater -- the Henry Miller -- will be renamed after Stephen Sondheim, the latest in a series of tributes celebrating the composer-lyricist's 80th birthday. (Bloomberg) --Back in action: An adoring audience at the Vienna.....
  • Natalie Merchant to perform at the Getty Center

     
    Natalie Merchant, solo artist and former frontwoman for the 10,000 Maniacs, will be introducing her new album, "Leave Your Sleep," to L.A. at what might seem like an unlikely venue -- the Getty Center in Brentwood. Unlikely, that is, until......
  • MOCA exhibition drew world-class numbers -- but not in L.A. [Updated]

     
    Here's an ironic footnote to the saga of the near-death experience that L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art endured late in 2008. While trustees of the economically depleted museum were trying to figure out what to do about its future, visitors......
  • Dispatch from New York: Henri Cartier-Bresson at MoMA

     
    It looks like the Museum of Modern Art in New York should have two very different blockbusters on view starting this week. Already packing in crowds is MoMA’s extensive show of Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramović, offering not just the........
  • Monster Mash: A Pulitzer surprise; Domingo ready to sing at La Scala; is Banksy in L.A.?

     
    --Plot twist: Times theater critic Charles McNulty, chair of the Pulitzer drama jury, says the Pulitzer board was up to its old tricks when it ignored the jury's recommendations and awarded this year's prize to the musical "Next to Normal."......
  • LACMA's 'Art of Two Germanys' nabs top honors from curators group

     
    If awards from your peers mean the most, LACMA curator Stephanie Barron is having a significantly good day. Barron has received top honors from the Assn. of Art Museum Curators, which has a 900-plus membership, for her exhibition "Art of......
  • 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......