| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A show that’s all about surf, a noise rock band downtown and an artist’s view of L.A. as told by installation. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is quiet, but there are still things to do. Here’s what we have in the Datebook:
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
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,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:21 PM
When Joseph Horacek III looks at the "Starship Enterprise" — as he calls the mansion going up above his low-slung, Balinese-inspired contemporary in Bel-Air — visual pollution isn't his primary concern.
The veteran entertainment attorney...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:30 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:11 AM
The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Haymarket Opera Company is the most notable success story among the newer Chicago groups specializing in historically informed performances of pre-classical music.
Since its calling-card production of Handel's rarely performed "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo"...