| Mar 23, 2012
Google Doodle honors Cubist painter and sculptor Juan Gris...
| Apr 4, 2012
Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S.-born artist who directly confronted the injustices faced by African Americans and celebrated black identity and culture through her work, has died in her longtime home in Mexico....
| Jun 6, 2012
San Francisco voters on Tuesday approved an advisory measure that asks the city to limit commercial activities at the iconic Coit Tower and to use tourism dollars generated there for the upkeep of the structure and its Depression-era murals. City...
| Jun 9, 2009
Gregorio Luke knows that he can't beat Hollywood. So, in a sense, he's going to join it.
During his years as director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, the Mexican-born cultural impresario was forever trying to bring high culture to...
| Apr 18, 2009
In "Conversations With Frank Gehry," Los Angeles writer Barbara Isenberg talks with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, who's behind such iconic buildings as Walt Disney Concert Hall and Guggenheim Bilbao. They cover his life, pivotal career moments,...
| Apr 30, 2009
Gunmen ambush a military patrol pursuing drug traffickers. The soldiers retaliate, rounding up dozens of townspeople. Four girls held for 20 hours later tell prosecutors that soldiers repeatedly raped and abused them.
The case, from exactly two years ago...
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| Nov 16, 2008
It's understandable why Americans these days are thinking twice about venturing south of the border. A wave of gruesome violence, much of it related to drug trafficking, has swept Mexico in the last two years, leaving thousands dead.
| Mar 8, 2009
Stocks have crashed, industry is shuddering and banks are failing. The restless unemployed will soon fill the streets. Yet in San Francisco, some crazed optimist in the Pacific Stock Exchange Tower has hired Diego Rivera to decorate a private club for...
| Mar 15, 2009
José Clemente Orozco was one of 20th century Mexico's great socially minded muralists. A stark 1929 easel painting made at the dawn of the Great Depression helps to show how. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought the modestly sized tempera and oil...
| Sep 8, 2010
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By Barbara KingsolverHarper Perennia, 544 pages, $16.99
In Barbara Kingsolver’s rich new novel "The Lacuna," the artist Frida Kahlo remarks that she would like to think she is being “pulled through history by something more...