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  • Datebook: Anonymous suburbs, gritty assemblages, the art of African hair

    Datebook: Anonymous suburbs, gritty assemblages, the art of African hair
    Abstractions that bear obscured images of faces, gritty wall pieces made with recycled canvas and bits of detritus, the cookie cutter nature of suburban development around the world, and an installation that touches on the history of surveillance. Plus:...
  • 'Cultural feeding frenzy': Art world descends on Cuba for Havana Biennial

    Rosa Lowinger has been getting the invitations at a rate of two a day. The Los Angeles-based sculpture conservator, who writes frequently on Cuba and leads art and architectural tours of the country, is in the Cuban capital for the opening of the latest...
  • Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera's Herb Alpert award

    Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera's Herb Alpert award
    For the first time in the 20-year-history of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a winner won't be able to attend the presentation ceremony for political reasons. Dissident artist Tania Bruguera, one of five artists to receive an unrestricted grant of...
  • L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on

    L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on
    Just as Hollywood stars are asked not to age, Los Angeles seems as though it will never lose its reputation as a town without a past. We came on the scene late culturally and believe ourselves always capable of reinvention. Tradition? That's so "Fiddler...
  • A flatly false claim by new Whitney Museum about my 1993 review

    A flatly false claim by new Whitney Museum about my 1993 review
    Being misquoted is one thing, but being completely misrepresented in an art museum wall text is quite another – especially when something I wrote more than 20 years ago is used as a slur concocted from the direct opposite of my critical opinion....
  • Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'

    Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'
    Everyone in jazz knows that former Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell stands among the most creative, innovative and technically accomplished flutists working today. But perhaps only Mitchell devotees fully appreciate her passion for science fiction and her...
  • Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France

    Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France
    Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. But we'll get to that. Meantime: If...
  • 'House On Mango Street' packs them in

    'House On Mango Street' packs them in
    If you went to the opening-night reception for the art exhibition inspired by "The House on Mango Street," Sandra Cisneros' revered 1984 novel about coming of age in Chicago, you would have learned two things. The first was that the National Museum of...
  • Uppsala, Sweden's ancient capital and top college town

    Uppsala, Sweden's ancient capital and top college town
    Uppsala, Sweden's fourth-largest city, is the best side-trip from Stockholm -- just under an hour away by train. This happy town is Sweden's answer to Oxford, offering stately university facilities and museums, the home and garden of botanist Carl...
  • Mostly thumbs up: What the critics say about the new Whitney Museum

    Mostly thumbs up: What the critics say about the new Whitney Museum
    The reviews are pouring in — and the state of the museum is strong. The newly relocated Whitney Museum of American Art in downtown Manhattan appears to be pleasing the critics, with its current permanent collection display "America Is Hard to See,...
  • At OCMA: a history of attempting to build -- but at what cost?

    At OCMA: a history of attempting to build -- but at what cost?
    For three decades, the Orange County Museum of Art, which began life as the Newport Harbor Art Museum, has been trying to build a bigger space so that it might have space to show its collection on a permanent basis and not have to close down for...