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  • Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014

    Christopher Knight's best art shows of 2014
    These were the 10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows that I saw in 2014 — plus one that was almost entirely superfluous. They are listed in the order in which they opened to the public: "Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris,...
  • Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014

    Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014
    Recently I visited six prominent art museums in two states (Texas and Ohio) and saw a wide variety of rewarding special exhibitions and exceptional permanent collections. Aside from individual works of art, which included some of the most important...
  • New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty

    New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty
    France wasn’t the only European country to experience a New Wave in filmmaking in the 1960s. This weekend, the J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting “Czech Film and the Prague Spring,” a series complementing the current exhibition on the...
  • Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides

    Datebook: Videos about secrets, photography about rising tides
    Visceral video pieces about secrets, a show devoted to the ways in which man is contending with rising seas, and a photographer who takes on L.A.’s bus system. Plus: an anniversary show and a video about hallways. It’s all happening in L.A....
  • Virginia Beach convenience store robbed

    Virginia Beach convenience store robbed
    A Virginia Beach convenience store was robbed Thursday night, and police are looking for two men believed to be involved, police said. The robbery happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Getty Mart at 401 Green Meadows Drive, where two men with handguns...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...