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  • Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014

    Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014
    Recently I visited six prominent art museums in two states (Texas and Ohio) and saw a wide variety of rewarding special exhibitions and exceptional permanent collections. Aside from individual works of art, which included some of the most important...
  • Report shows art museums rely mainly on kindness, not commerce

    Report shows art museums rely mainly on kindness, not commerce
    A new survey of North American art museums' attendance and financial information confirms once more that if they had to operate like for-profit businesses and rely on a paying public, they almost certainly would be sunk. To make ends meet, the average...
  • Virginia Beach convenience store robbed

    Virginia Beach convenience store robbed
    A Virginia Beach convenience store was robbed Thursday night, and police are looking for two men believed to be involved, police said. The robbery happened about 8:30 p.m. at the Getty Mart at 401 Green Meadows Drive, where two men with handguns...
  • When City Hall has to fight itself

    When City Hall has to fight itself
    First, it was something I wrote. Then, it was something I read. In a recent "Patt Morrison Asks" column, I spoke with George L. Kelling, the co-father of the “broken windows” community policing tactic, the idea that a small problem of...
  • New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty

    New Wave Czech films this weekend at the Getty
    France wasn’t the only European country to experience a New Wave in filmmaking in the 1960s. This weekend, the J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting “Czech Film and the Prague Spring,” a series complementing the current exhibition on the...
  • Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art

    Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art
    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...
  • Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky

    Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky
    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...
  • Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend

    Datebook: Surfboards and noise rock for the holiday weekend
    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: “...
  • After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air

    After 405 Freeway project, a feeling-unblocked party in Bel-Air
    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...
  • Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum

     Lonnie Bunch reflects on journey to national African American museum
    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...
  • Your 405 exit is closed, but will Metro or Caltrans tell you?

    Your 405 exit is closed, but will Metro or Caltrans tell you?
    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,...