| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Those who attended Wednesday night's Diner en Blanc, a global pop-up picnic, were bussed to a secret location for a plein-air dinner on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. But until the moment buses arrived at the destination, diners were kept in the dark about...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Elizabeth Morrison, curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, heard on July 4 that British authorities had finally lifted the export ban on a 15th-century Flemish manuscript the museum bought at a London auction late last year. That the news...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:39 AM
The second edition of Radar L.A. -- an international theater festival that takes place mostly in downtown Los Angeles -- will feature 18 stage productions from companies around the world as well as some prominent local groups.
The full line-up for the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- Ages of Revolution: How Old Were They on July 4, 1776? (Journal of......
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:30 PM
If rhyming poetry makes you back off —
Try "Love, Dishonor..." by the late David Rakoff.
Although it's writ in the style of Seuss,
Its dazzling wit (never obtuse) —
Will keep you following its masterful plot
And after a while, the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At long-ago gatherings of Los Angeles historians, Ernest Marquez was simultaneously impressed and dismayed to meet people who knew more about his rancho ancestors than he did.
A curator from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History could...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:31 AM
A set of 100 photographs by the late Irving Penn is being donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.
The photos, which are being given by the Irving Penn Foundation, include rare street photographs dating from the 1930s and '40s,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Getty is making a wide selection of art-related images in its digital database available for public use and at no cost.
The announcement, which was made on Monday, is part of a Getty-wide move toward open content, according to James Cuno, the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Relations between Italy and Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum seemed to be smoothing when Sicily lent the museum antiquities for a major exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome." The show of more than 100 ancient treasures opened...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Graceland Cemetery, which spreads majestically across 125 acres north and east from the corner of Clark Street and Irving Park Boulevard, is an easy place to spend an entire day, wandering among the more than 100,000 people spending eternity there....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
One of my favorite Los Angeles independent presses is BüK — an imprint built around the elegant idea of the pamphlet. Beginning in 2005, BüK co-founders Lisa Lyons (a former Lannan Foundation and Getty Trust curator) and Gary Kornblau (former...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed.
The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private...