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  • Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts

    Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts
    The flamboyant armor of Japanese warriors, theatrical religious paintings, wild choreographies full of untrained dancers, a painter of the Harlem Renaissance, street signage reconsidered and an old East German guardhouse repurposed as art installation...
  • Peter Paul Rubens was a brilliant sensationalist

    Peter Paul Rubens was a brilliant sensationalist
    Simply moving a painting from one place to another can dramatically alter the way you see it. Take Peter Paul Rubens’ “The Entombment,” which he probably painted around 1612. Rubens was about 35 and just entering a period of great...
  • East of Borneo: Where Wikipedia goes for SoCal art essays

    East of Borneo: Where Wikipedia goes for SoCal art essays
    When the series of Pacific Standard Time exhibitions opened around Southern California in 2010, it was an opportunity to take stock of the region's cultural production in the decades following World War II. The Getty Foundation-funded project brought to...
  • Past and present meet in L.A.'s uncertain wilderness

    Southern California had its chance. In 1930, two of the country's most esteemed landscape and planning firms presented a blueprint for what would have created, in the words of this newspaper, "the finest outdoor recreation system in America." The plan...
  • Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money

    Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money
    The world’s oldest piece of art is graffiti, Norway has new abstract money and it’s super-cool, an artist beats the IRS in court, and architect Moshe Safdie is totally over public-private space. Plus: architectural separated-at-birth,...
  • Classic films for fall nights

    Classic films for fall nights
    Anyone doubting the richness of movie-related choices available in Los Angeles should be convinced by the events taking place over the next week or so. This weekend at the Getty Villa's outdoor theater, a pair of classic films based on the Orpheus...
  • Byzantium art comes to life at Art Institute

    Byzantium art comes to life at Art Institute
    Shimmering mosaics. Liturgical vestments. Classical sculpture. Elaborate jewelry. Comprising 63 works, "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections" is a modestly sized exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that in its considerable...
  • 'David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents' at Orlando Museum of Art

     'David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents' at Orlando Museum of Art
    WHAT: With ink, oil paint, and watercolor, David Rathman examines the notion of masculinity. Images of rock 'n' roll and the American frontier, sports and cars fill his works, which often capture a single, crucial moment in time. The Orlando Museum of...
  • Getty Institute helps save China's Mogao Grottoes from tourism's impact

    Hewn by hand out of a cliff face in the Gobi Desert starting about 1,700 years ago, China's most spectacular cache of Buddhist caves has endured countless assaults over the centuries — earthquakes and floods, plundering foreign explorers and even...
  • Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago

     Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago
    Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of...
  • Korn/Ferry expands beyond recruiting into worker development programs

    Korn/Ferry expands beyond recruiting into worker development programs
    When the pension plan that serves more than 40,000 actors and their dependents needed a new chief executive this year, Korn/Ferry International got the call. Korn/Ferry's people conducted a broad national search for the Screen Actors Guild-Producers...