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  • Artwork from Disney Interactive game selected for exclusive exhibit

    Artwork from Disney Interactive game selected for exclusive exhibit
    Artwork from Disney’s digital game “Fantasia: Music Evolved” has been chosen as one of the official selections of the 2014 Into the Pixel collection. The prestigious exhibit, now in its 11th year, honors those who create the artistry...
  • Getty acquires its first Auguste Rodin sculpture, on display today

    Getty acquires its first Auguste Rodin sculpture, on display today
    There's a first time for everything, even for wealthy art institutions. The Getty Museum has added its first sculpture by Auguste Rodin to its permanent collection, officials announced on Tuesday. Rodin's "Christ and Mary Magdalene" is scheduled to go...
  • What the Getty Museum does for art

    I do not mean this to condone the Getty Museum's acquisition practices of looted antiquities, but an important fact is nevertheless overlooked due to the sensational nature of the world's richest museum. ("Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A.,...
  • 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....
  • Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles

    Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles
    The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
  • Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death

    Carlos Almaraz's time is coming, nearly 30 years after death
    Beautiful and terrifying, the painting hangs in the foyer of Cheech Marin's oceanside home. It depicts a car crash on the upper deck of an L.A. freeway, an appallingly seductive vision of maimed metal erupting into fauvist-tinted fireballs. "That's...
  • Union Station's complexity grows 75 years down the line

    Union Station's complexity grows 75 years down the line
    The remarkable vintage photographs of Union Station's opening in 1939 show the streets and sidewalks around the new building packed with a huge and expectant crowd. Those of the interior reveal a vast, high-ceilinged waiting room, with impeccably...
  • Can Getty keep prized 'Bronze'? Italy's high court delays ruling

    Can Getty keep prized 'Bronze'? Italy's high court delays ruling
    Italy's highest court has once more delayed a ruling on whether it will affirm a lower court's decision ordering the Getty Museum to return one of its most prized antiquities, the so-called Getty Bronze, to Italy after 36 years as one of the foremost...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program

    Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program
    As part of an effort to close what Mayor Eric Garcetti says is a skills gap in the Los Angeles workforce, officials announced a new summer program Tuesday to provide online and in-person classes to a wide range of young and older students. The Summer of...
  • Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia

    Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia
    Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback. From its pedestal at the end of a...