| Nov 22, 2009
"Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
| Dec 6, 2009
To open a book and have the Guggenheim Museum curve out at your fingertips isn't quite as breathtaking as visiting the real thing in New York, but it's not a bad substitute. And the other fold-outs in Roland Lewis' oversize " Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up"...
| Jan 3, 2010
Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings
of Herbert Muschamp
Alfred A. Knopf: 888 pp., $50
In December 1997, with the Getty Center finally set to open its expansive hilltop campus after more than a decade of frustration, Herbert...
| Jun 28, 2009
The longstanding sibling rivalry between the two biggest members of the United Arab Emirates, always complex, has taken a remarkable turn in recent months.
For years, as its neighbor on the Persian Gulf, Dubai, engaged in a frenzy of construction and...
| Mar 1, 2009
Frank Gehry, who turned 80 on Saturday, is the most famous architect in the world by a healthy margin. He is also, arguably, the most significant talent in American architecture since Frank Lloyd Wright. His firm, Gehry Partners, has streamlined a process...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
| Oct 17, 2010
Even residents of this sand-blown suburb — once known for crime and middle-class flight — used to joke that the best part of town was the road to neighboring Tel Aviv.
Lately, however, traffic is moving in the opposite direction. With a dozen...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:59 PM
Nearly 50 artists from around California will show off their artwork at a special exhibit that begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Orange County Museum of Art near Fashion Island.
"2010 California Biennial" curator Sarah Bancroft said she hopes to give...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 9:26 AM
We have a couple of Legoland Florida renderings and more complete information about the Winter Haven theme park, which is scheduled to open in October 2011.
These are renderings from the park's Castle Hill section, which will be new construction at...
| Jan 29, 2010
Touchstone Pictures bills "When in Rome" as a product of "the studio that brought you 'The Proposal.' " While factually accurate, this is like saying the movie was filmed with actors, using a script, a dolly grip and lots of lights, like "Ben-Hur."...
| Oct 21, 2009
-- Stage to screen: Film producer Paula Wagner (pictured) is planning a film adaptation of the musical "Miss Saigon." (Variety) -- Birthday bash: New York's Guggenheim Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary today by offering free admission to all....