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  • 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...
  • Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat

    Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat
    Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there." Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...
  • Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' gives Getty a bump in attendance

    The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock's "Mural." March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year,...
  • Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
  • Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations

    Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations
    Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67. Yonemoto died Friday at his home in...
  • 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...
  • LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'

    LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'
    Was there ever a worse stab at naming a movement in Modern art than Abstract Classicism? Talk about self-cancellation. When the term was concocted in 1959 for a museum show of postwar Los Angeles painting, pure abstraction was just about as "avant" as...
  • Traffic jammed on 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass after fatal crash

    Traffic jammed on 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass after fatal crash
    A fatal collision between a motorcyclist and another vehicle in West Los Angeles backed up morning commuter traffic up and down a long stretch of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. The incident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. when authorities got a...
  • Here's what transgender progress looks like

    Here's what transgender progress looks like
    Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media. About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...
  • Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator

    Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator
    “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side” has served as a pithy invitation to explore Manhattan’s avant-garde arts scene since 1972, when Lou Reed had a hit record intoning the refrain. But "take a tram ride up a Los Angeles hillside"...
  • No cost for cultural history

    No cost for cultural history
    The Orange County Museum of Art will join 20 Southern California arts venues during the ninth annual Museums Free-For-All. Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, patrons can enter the Newport Beach location at no charge. Along with free admission to its...