| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The greatest Rubens altarpiece in America is in Ohio, at the Toledo Museum of Art. We have the Monuments Men to thank for that.
George Clooney’s galumphing all-star movie “The Monuments Men” did not impress the critics -- “inert,...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie.
In the early 1990s,...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Traffic on the northbound 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass continued to flow smoothly early Sunday, Day 2 of "Jamzilla."
But transportation officials are still warning drivers to avoid the freeway between Sunset and Ventura boulevards, where...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The opening of the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles may have been pushed back to 2015, but its art-focused lecture series, “The Un-Private Collection,” is proceeding full steam ahead.
The series, which pairs contemporary artists from the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Scott Schaefer, who has played a key role in building the collections of Los Angeles’ two biggest art museums over the last 33 years, will retire next month from his job as the Getty Museum’s senior curator of paintings.
Since joining the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Following an extensive cleaning process that included the removal of a coat of varnish, the Getty Museum will put Jackson Pollock's monumental work "Mural" on display for the public starting in March.
"Mural," which is dated from 1943, is scheduled to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Was there ever a worse stab at naming a movement in Modern art than Abstract Classicism? Talk about self-cancellation.
When the term was concocted in 1959 for a museum show of postwar Los Angeles painting, pure abstraction was just about as "avant" as...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:58 AM
A fatal collision between a motorcyclist and another vehicle in West Los Angeles backed up morning commuter traffic up and down a long stretch of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass.
The incident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. when authorities got a...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media.
About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...