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  • Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014

    Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014
    These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public:
  • 'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat

     'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat
    Imagine a play by a contemporary American playwright examining the war in Afghanistan from the point of view of Taliban leaders grieving their losses. No luck? This superhuman leap of sympathetic imagination is what Aeschylus achieved in his 472 BC...

    Art review: 'Aphrodite and the Gods of Love' at the Getty Villa

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at the Getty Villa, the first antiquities show to explore her ancient myth in depth

    Getty's Potts: Richest museum can't outbid far richer collectors

    Getty's Potts: Richest museum can't outbid far richer collectors
    Nowadays, not even the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s richest art institution, can afford to outbid the ultra-rich when they’ve set their hearts and wallets on a masterpiece, according to one of the Getty's key figures in that competition....

    Roman Empire's 'Ancient Luxury' shows timeless appeal at Getty Villa

    Roman Empire's 'Ancient Luxury' shows timeless appeal at Getty Villa
    Ancient Roman general (and later emperor) Vitellius was said to have financed an entire military campaign by selling one of his mother's pearl earrings. Back in the first century A.D., the Queen of Gems was a rarity, expensive and reserved exclusively for...