| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The Metropolitan Opera's decision last week to cancel its planned international cinematic broadcast of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" has prompted harsh criticism from groups worldwide, which have asked the New York company to reconsider its...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Gustave Tassell, a California designer who became a fashion star in the early 1960s with starkly refined clothes that appealed to women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greer Garson and Princess Grace of Monaco, has died. He was 88.
A contemporary of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Officials at the Metropolitan Opera in New York have canceled the company's live cinema broadcast of its upcoming production of John Adams' controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer," citing an "outpouring of concern" that the transmission might incite...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Composer John Adams has decried the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel a cinematic broadcast of his opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," saying that it goes against artistic freedom of expression.
The live broadcast, originally set for Nov. 15 on...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:24 AM
King Juan Carlos of Spain handed over the monarchy to his son on Thursday in a low-key "proclamation ceremony," followed by a procession through Madrid and an appearance by the new King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters on a balcony at...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date.
The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
If you live in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you start to take art for granted.
Everywhere you walk, there is art. Every weekend, there is some new exhibit. The byproduct of all this art is a certain amount of complacency.
That's not good if...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The greatest Rubens altarpiece in America is in Ohio, at the Toledo Museum of Art. We have the Monuments Men to thank for that.
George Clooney’s galumphing all-star movie “The Monuments Men” did not impress the critics -- “inert,...
| Feb 22, 2014
A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum is an homage to unsteady hands and uncertain tempers, to chips and nicks, to the inconsistent and unfinished.
In "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," many of the 60 vases on...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:25 PM
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....