| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood.
Painted palm trees soar up the walls of a giant...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
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,...