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  • Cars star in West Palm Beach

    Cars star in West Palm Beach
    I have a weakness for classic-car shows, which means I'm likely to stop for anything from a local gathering in a supermarket parking lot to mammoth events such as the annual Turkey Run in Daytona Beach. Because I also have a weakness for air...
  • Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes

    Emanuel can't see a dud with 'Stars' in his eyes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to plop a "Star Wars" museum on the lakefront whether Chicago likes it or not is a dumb idea. But judging by the breathless media coverage, you'd think this is some great mayoral triumph. It isn't. Mayor Rahmfather has been...
  • Ricardo Valverde at Vincent Price museum: Fresh look at a probing eye

    Ricardo Valverde at Vincent Price museum: Fresh look at a probing eye
    A black-and-white video near the end of a retrospective of photographically based work by Ricardo Valverde (1946-1998) shows both the provocation and the conundrum that his work offers. Projected on a wall at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Cylon Base Star update: Peter Zumthor's drive-thru LACMA plan

    Cylon Base Star update: Peter Zumthor's drive-thru LACMA plan
    As was widely reported this week (in the L.A. Times, New York Times and others), Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has revised his proposed design for a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In the original proposal, a single...
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
  • The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
  • Museums behaving badly: Are sanctions too little, too late?

    Museums behaving badly: Are sanctions too little, too late?
    There have been all kinds of museum shenanigans going on this week on the Right Coast. On Tuesday, the Delaware Art Museum auctioned off a painting from its collection at Christie's so that it could pay off debt and replenish its endowment — a big...
  • 9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable

    9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable
    There is a long list of things that the newly opened National September 11 Memorial Museum doesn't accomplish, or doesn't fully accomplish. It doesn't deal much with the messy, ongoing aftermath of the attacks of that day. It doesn't present the world's...
  • 'Made in L.A.' biennial art survey taps a social undercurrent

    'Made in L.A.' biennial art survey taps a social undercurrent
    On the terrace at the UCLA Hammer Museum, artist Piero Golia is carving an enormous sculpture from white polystyrene foam. The ongoing public performance is part of the newly opened Hammer biennial, "Made in L.A. 2014," on view through the summer....
  • Object Lesson: Rare Cree coat a window into America's complex history

    Object Lesson: Rare Cree coat a window into America's complex history
    Walk through "Floral Journey," an exhibition of North American Indian beadwork at the Autry museum in Griffith Park and you will see some absolutely wondrous pieces: a pair of delicately adorned moccasins produced in the middle of the 19th century in...