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  • Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky

    Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky
    Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
  • Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art

    Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art
    The oddly intangible installations of a French conceptualist at LACMA, the art and propaganda of World War I at the Getty Center and the abstracted desert plants of influential photographer Richard Misrach at Marc Selwyn. Plus: paintings on found paper at...
  • Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?

    Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?
    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...
  • Getty breaks record with $65.1-million purchase of Manet's 'Spring'

    Getty breaks record with $65.1-million purchase of Manet's 'Spring'
    The J. Paul Getty Museum paid more than $65 million for an Édouard Manet painting at auction Wednesday evening in New York, shattering the record price for the French artist's work and acquiring what the museum said would be one of the top five...
  • Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art

    Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art
    James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain...
  • Roundup: A restored Adam, LACMA's big gift, new museum for O.C.

    Three prominent Mexican film directors have called out their government on the issue of the 43 disappeared students, a San Diego architect takes on Sen. Ted Cruz and border policy and protesters hit the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Plus: There are plans...
  • Round-Up: Gagosian's sushi, Duchamp's urinal, George Lucas' museum

    A stash of free photos, the art repatriation debate reignited, Larry Gagosian’s sushi gets reviewed and George Lucas’ museum unveils its initial design schematic. Plus: the literary roots of Cheviot Hills, the controversy behind Marcel...
  • Wonders unfurl at Getty, Met tapestry shows on Rubens, Coecke

    Wonders unfurl at Getty, Met tapestry shows on Rubens, Coecke
    Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548. It depicts God accusing Adam and Eve of perfidy in the Garden of Eden. Like a...
  • Your 405 exit is closed, but will Metro or Caltrans tell you?

    Your 405 exit is closed, but will Metro or Caltrans tell you?
    Please God, give me a sign -- because Metro or anyone else working on the 405 Sepulveda Pass project won't. And even though the Bel Air Bar and Grill threw a "We Survived the 405 Neighborhood Block Party" this weekend, construction on the 405 continues,...
  • Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

     Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum
    Like Atlas in ancient Greek mythology, Lonnie Bunch has an immense load to carry as founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is now under construction near the Washington Monument on the...
  • After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air

    After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air
    Carmaggedon. Jamzilla. Those were just the headlines. The southwestern corner of Bel-Air had it bad for four and a half years. As a more than $1-billion 405 Freeway improvement project moved through the Sepulveda Pass, the streets up against the...