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  • Object Lesson: When James Ensor turned to skeletons and satire

    Object Lesson: When James Ensor turned to skeletons and satire
    Of the more than 100 paintings, etchings and drawings in the Getty Museum's sprawling exhibition devoted to 19th century painter James Ensor, "Skeleton Looking at Chinoiserie" is the sort of work that you just might miss if you cruise through the galleries a little too quickly. It's small, with muddy colors. In a show filled with bright, reverberating, practically hallucinatory works, it comes off as dim.  
  • Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

    Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange
    A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks. The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...

    Three things MOCA can do about its looming exhibition gap

    Three things MOCA can do about its looming exhibition gap
    The Museum of Contemporary Art, as my colleague Christopher Knight reported over the weekend, appears to be facing a considerable gap in its exhibition schedule. It turns out that the tumult of the Jeffrey Deitch years has led to an exhibition drought....

    Andrea L. Rich dies at 71; former UCLA administrator and LACMA head

    Andrea L. Rich dies at 71; former UCLA administrator and LACMA head
    Andrea L. Rich, a dynamic, public-spirited leader who rose to the heights of academic administration at UCLA before making a controversial shift to the art world, as head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71. Rich, who devoted...

    Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows

     Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows
    It's not your typical Vegas-style light show. Single Wing Turquoise Bird formed in 1968 to create light shows at the Shrine Auditorium for the likes of Cream, the Who and the Velvet Underground. The experimental arts collective devised baroque visual...