| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances.
The extension will affect the unions...
| Jul 19, 2014
Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
In early April of this year Charles Froom got a phone call at his Reigelsville home. His help was needed immediately. David Mickenberg, the new director of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, had an emergency.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Federal mediators announced Monday that the Metropolitan Opera has reached a tentative agreement with two of its biggest unions, suggesting that a lockout will likely be avoided.
The announcement comes about a month before the New York company is set to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did.
Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Metropolitan Opera has set a new deadline of Sunday for union negotiations to conclude, according to an announcement from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Met has been locked in contentious discussions with several of its...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...