| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:26 PM
The Islamic State's recent video showing its forces destroying what appear to be priceless antiquities in an Iraq museum has provoked harsh words from the head of the J. Paul Getty Trust, who condemned the attacks but said there is little that can be...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:37 AM
Since the Cuban Revolution, the nation's cinematic history before 1959 has been under lock and key, virtually unknown to the public and film scholars both on and off the island.
That's set to change beginning this week, as the UCLA Film & Television...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Thomas Kren, the associate director for collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will retire after more than 35 years, the museum announced Thursday.
When Kren leaves the Getty in October, Richard Rand, senior curator of paintings and sculpture at the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:19 PM
The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here&...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:49 PM
When Los Angeles boutique chain Kitson first landed at Los Angeles International Airport, it seemed like an ideal match: The glossy retailer would gain access to millions of travelers every year, while lending the airport some of its Hollywood cachet....
| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
In a moment of exasperation, Ileene Bernard told her husband, Herb: "If we don't get this house, it's the last house that I'm going to look at for us." Herb now jokes that he "should have seized that opportunity" to halt their yearlong challenge of house-...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:43 AM
The curving, flat-squared look of this modern home in Mar Vista draws inspiration from such Richard Meier projects as the Getty Center and the Rachofsky House in Dallas. Interior space includes 22-foot-high ceilings, galleries, walls of glass and an...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:26 AM
This year's Oscar losers might not take home a golden trophy, but at least they'll enjoy their new sonic toothbrushes and some eco-friendly underwear.
This year's $150,000 swag bags of preposterous, only-in-Hollywood nonsense have been packed tight,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:01 AM
Nowadays, not even the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s richest art institution, can afford to outbid the ultra-rich when they’ve set their hearts and wallets on a masterpiece, according to one of the Getty's key figures in that competition....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Ancient Roman general (and later emperor) Vitellius was said to have financed an entire military campaign by selling one of his mother's pearl earrings. Back in the first century A.D., the Queen of Gems was a rarity, expensive and reserved exclusively for...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman John C. Whitehead has been getting a very adulatory sendoff in the obituary columns since his death on Saturday at the age of 92. The obits mention his "moral compass," his leadership of numerous philanthropies, his role...