| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:26 PM
There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan.
This site would...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Thirty years ago, the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri complained that pictures of well-known buildings were often as conventional and flat as mediocre still-life paintings "but executed out of doors."
Those images, he wrote, "remind me of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The personal or private museum, built to hold the blue-chip paintings of a wealthy collector, is more of an American phenomenon than a European one.
In Los Angeles alone we have the examples of the Getty, the Huntington and the Hammer to look to, with...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:21 PM
A recent visit to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art discovered in its galleries:
• A photograph depicting a photograph of the photographer's eye as it bathed in a darkroom solution.
• A one-armed 1930s male mannequin in a girl's dress...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Environmental activists anger archaeologists and the Peruvian government, a botched restoration draws pilgrims in Spain, the struggle to preserve a woman-built artist-environment in Wisconsin, as well as an iconic brutalist architectural icon in New York....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The ground-floor gallery at the Pompidou Center, where curators Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier have installed "Frank Gehry," a major retrospective that runs through Jan. 26, looks right out through floor-to-ceiling windows toward the sidewalks of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
If practice is what gets you to Carnegie Hall, as the saying goes, what gets you to the Music Center has always been a car.
The performing arts complex, which will turn 50 next month, sits atop Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles like a late-modern,...
| Nov 8, 2014
It goes without saying, but I'm obviously not cut out for special warfare.
That was apparent before I even reached the front door of the National Navy SEAL Museum (navysealmuseum.org), an inspiring tribute to the history, skills and ongoing mission of...
| Nov 15, 2014
I don't need additional incentive to visit The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the must-see art attractions in Florida.
So it's not surprising that I made the opening weekend of the new "Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso" exhibit, a display of more...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong.
A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Galleries and museums are brimming with special holiday shops, the biggest of which is the 28th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Orlando Museum of Art.
From Saturday until Nov. 23, the venue is decked out with professionally decorated trees...