| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Visitors flock to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino each year by the hundreds of thousands, drawn by works of European and American art spanning centuries, by expansive gardens renowned for their beauty and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Renaissance art made in Florence, Italy, more than half a millennium ago wouldn't look the way it does without art and artists working elsewhere in Europe.
It's easy to forget that travel and trade between Italy and other countries was frequent,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:56 AM
A poem by Charles Bukowski is featured in an advertisement for Dewar's, the 157-year-old blended scotch. If only the notoriously hard-drinking poet had lived long enough to reap the rewards of his endorsement.
The L.A. poet died in 1994 at age 73,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's a scholastic rite of passage for every California fourth-grader: studying the history of the Spanish Catholic missions and the life of Father Junípero Serra.
Steven W. Hackel remembers the drill.
"We were taught that Father Serra was a good,...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens announced Thursday it has received a $32-million gift from Charles Munger that will go toward the construction of the museum's new education and visitors center, which is expected to open in...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010.
Increases for Music Center President...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Once the great estate of a railroad tycoon, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has just become home to a painting of a powerful locomotive. Last week a group of art collectors helped the Huntington buy a 1935 Reginald Marsh...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
William Wilson, who wrote art criticism for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades, died Saturday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. He was 78.
Wilson, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago, passed away...
| Jul 8, 2012
The San Gabriel Mountains rise to imposing heights behind a tiny rural outpost. An alpine lake in the Sierra lies still in a frame of snowdrifts, rocky peaks and moss-covered stones. A narrow path disappears into a field of yellow flowers stretching...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco,...
| Apr 9, 2012
A river runs through it: among the author visits to L.A. this week are Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard with a memoir and Lynn Sherr with a history of H2O as sport and recreational activity....