| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Capping 12 months that moved from a potential loss of independence to a chance at a fresh start under new museum director Philippe Vergne, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the return Tuesday of trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Among the denim-clad glamour girls and blockbuster movie stars staring down from the billboards of the Sunset Strip, images of great American artworks will be displayed this summer in what organizers are calling “the largest outdoor art show ever...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Washington crossing the Eisenhower? “Nighthawks” at the bus stop? Come August, American art will be meeting the public in public, with such possible combinations as Grant Wood's “American Gothic” on a subway poster, a Frank Lloyd...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:43 PM
David Gilhooly, a prominent Northern California sculptor of fanciful frogs who was a founder of the Bay Area funk art movement at UC Davis in the early 1960s, has died. He was 70.
He died Aug. 21 after collapsing at his home in Newport, Ore., said his...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements.
Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Best known for his music, R&B/gospel vocalist BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and three NAACP Awards. He's also worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the late Whitney Houston. It was his 28-year friendship with...
| Feb 12, 2014
Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world.
"Margaret was a consummate artist who...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
For Robert Indiana, the former sign painter most widely known for the enduring piece of Vietnam War-era pop art “LOVE” and the Obama-campaign visual “HOPE,” the operative word is “NOW.”
Indiana, who will celebrate his...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
As one of the world’s foremost collectors of contemporary art, Martin Z. Margulies knows what he likes. That includes the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
“It’s a beautiful museum designed by a world-class architect with a lot of...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This was the year that George W. Bush, five years after his calamitous presidency, came in from the wilderness and went on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to say, "I think I'm a painter." He presented his host with a grinning portrait, and the audience...