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  • Getty Research Institute acquires Robert McElroy archives

    Getty Research Institute acquires Robert McElroy archives
    The Getty Research Institute said Thursday that it was acquiring the archives of the late photographer Robert McElroy who documented New York's vibrant performance-art scene in the 1960s. McElroy, who later became a staff photographer for Newsweek,...
  • Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows

     Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows
    It's not your typical Vegas-style light show. Single Wing Turquoise Bird formed in 1968 to create light shows at the Shrine Auditorium for the likes of Cream, the Who and the Velvet Underground. The experimental arts collective devised baroque visual...
  • Datebook: Minor White and art you call on the phone

    Datebook: Minor White and art you call on the phone
    A photographer's long overdue retrospective at the Getty, a garden-shed gallery in Pasadena and a show that takes its name from a novel by John Fante. It's all happening this week in our big sweaty city: Minor White, “Manifestations of the Spirit,...
  • Giddy at the Getty

    Giddy at the Getty
    The Getty Villa in Malibu is a favorite spot for many, including Chris Hutchinson and his family, who visit a couple of times a year.  During a January outing to the museum, Hutchinson's then 18-month-old daughter Leighton situated herself in the middle...
  • June 2014: Best of Southern California Moments

    June 2014: Best of Southern California Moments
    When I was a student, one of my photography professors challenged our class to carry a camera everywhere for a week. This was long before our tiny mobile devices could take quality photographs, and so I rolled my eyes at the thought of lugging around my...
  • Getty Research Institute gets photos of performance art 'Happenings'

     Getty Research Institute gets photos of performance art 'Happenings'
    How do you archive a performance? Can you put human speech and action under glass and frame it? Stow art that unfolds in three dimensions within acid-free archival boxes, to be filed away in a cool, dark vault? The conundrum of how best to preserve...
  • Landscaping giants ValleyCrest and Brickman to combine

    Landscaping giants ValleyCrest and Brickman to combine
    The nation's largest landscape services business, ValleyCrest Cos. of Calabasas, has agreed to merge with another industry giant, Brickman Group Ltd. of Maryland. The new company, which has yet to be named, will be a landscaping behemoth with more...
  • No damage reported after 4.2 quake near the Getty Center in Brentwood

    No damage reported after 4.2 quake near the Getty Center in Brentwood
    A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening by the U.S. Geological Survey with an epicenter in Brentwood, just northwest of The Getty Center. The temblor occurred at 7:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3 to 4 kilometers, according to...
  • Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A.

    Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A.
    For decades, the Getty Museum and other art institutions in the United States have struggled to deal with the tainted provenance of many of their most valuable antiquities. The Getty, the world's richest museum, has returned more than 40 pieces to...
  • Italian court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' is delayed until Thursday

    Italian court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' is delayed until Thursday
    The J. Paul Getty Trust will have to wait a bit longer to find out an Italian high court's decision concerning the statue known alternately as "Victorious Youth" and the "Getty Bronze." Getty spokesman Ron Hartwig said it has "heard unofficially" that...
  • Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions

    Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions
    Harsh, dry conditions continue to drive more of California into the highest possible category of drought, the National Weather Service announced Thursday. Nearly 80% of the state was under "extreme" drought conditions in June, according to the latest U....