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  • Downtown museum's new chief: 'I'm listening to the community'

    "Our story here goes back 12,000 years," Michael Perkins tells a visiting group at the Orange County Regional History Center, referring to the ancient Indians who migrated into Florida when the wildlife included 12-foot-tall mammoths. That long-ago...
  • Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover

    Peter Zumthor's plan for LACMA undergoes makeover
    It still crosses Wilshire Boulevard. But in other ways, architect Peter Zumthor's plan for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has undergone a significant makeover. Once a free-flowing, biomorphic design inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits and the work of...
  • Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures

    Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures
    Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the...
  • Allentown Jazz Fest adds art museum, new hotel ballroom as performance venues

    Allentown Jazz Fest adds art museum, new hotel ballroom as performance venues
    Allentown Jazz Fest has added Allentown Art Museum and the ballroom in the city’s new Renaissance Hotel as concert venues for the fledgling music festival that will hold its first year downtown in late April and early May. The museum will hold a...
  • Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating

    Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating
    Paintings that echo a half-century-old accusation. Photographs of forgotten corners of the L.A. landscape. The early work of a multimedia artist who fused film and dance. And a show that is all about roller skating. I’m currently running around...
  • The Illinois Holocaust Museum, equal parts daunting and rewarding

    The Illinois Holocaust Museum, equal parts daunting and rewarding
    The geographical place name in the title of the Illinois Holocaust Museum probably doesn't do the institution any favors. What, a potential visitor might think, could a Midwestern state have to add to one of the darkest chapters of the human story?...
  • Art events Orlando: Maya Lin to colored pencils

     Art events Orlando: Maya Lin to colored pencils
    So much going on all over Central Florida! Where to start? Several of our monthly art walks are this week and each will have some not-so-typical art, and some not-so-typical places will be hosting shows, too. Of course, some of the biggies also will...
  • Propaganda video may be a cover for Mosul Museum looting

    Propaganda video may be a cover for Mosul Museum looting
    Many questions were raised by the shocking recent┬ápropaganda video showing Islamic State jihadists smashing statues, both authentic antiquities and gypsum reproductions, inside Iraq’s Mosul Museum and at the ancient Ninevah archaeological site...
  • Spring forward for 2-for-1 fun at attractions

    Spring forward for 2-for-1 fun at attractions
    Sunday is a big day to save. Daylight Saving Time kicks off as we set clocks ahead, springing forward one hour. No coupon is necessary. It seems like we just set the clocks back five minutes ago. That misplaced hour means less sleep and a slow...
  • Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty
    No one who knows anything about the way Chicago works expects the Chicago Plan Commission on Monday to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to transfer parkland to the city if the Barack Obama presidential library and museum lands here. The mayor...
  • The Great Emancipator and the camera

    When Chrysler Museum of Art American Art Curator Alex Mann began thinking about a new exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, he knew the museum's nationally known photography collection would give him a lot to...