| May 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- As D.C. insiders fanned out at more than a dozen parties in advance to this year's White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, the talk has been of who isn't here -- the unending parade of celebrities who usually help produce any number of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold.
The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Getty Research Institute is absorbing yet another chunk of New York City's experimental-arts patrimony, having recently bought a huge archive of video art, video and audio recordings of live performances, photographs, original posters and other...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Beautiful and terrifying, the painting hangs in the foyer of Cheech Marin's oceanside home. It depicts a car crash on the upper deck of an L.A. freeway, an appallingly seductive vision of maimed metal erupting into fauvist-tinted fireballs.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly.
Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" — nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Four and a half years ago, Smithsonian magazine offered what was then the latest theory on the genesis of “Mural,” the epic Jackson Pollock painting that went on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Tuesday following 21 months of detailed...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy."
The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country — the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills — is on the market again.
Unlike other commercial properties across Southern California that have seen major long-stalled...