| 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 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 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 4, 2014
| 1:25 PM
The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, a pioneering series of fellowships for professional arts journalists, has come to an end. Director Sasha Anawalt, an associate professor and director of arts journalism programs at USC, confirmed the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67.
Yonemoto died Friday at his home in...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement.
"The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark.
Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour.
The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
| 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 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...