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  • Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art

    Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art
    James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain...
  • Round-Up: Gagosian's sushi, Duchamp's urinal, George Lucas' museum

    A stash of free photos, the art repatriation debate reignited, Larry Gagosian’s sushi gets reviewed and George Lucas’ museum unveils its initial design schematic. Plus: the literary roots of Cheviot Hills, the controversy behind Marcel...
  • 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,...
  • Wonders unfurl at Getty, Met tapestry shows on Rubens, Coecke

    Wonders unfurl at Getty, Met tapestry shows on Rubens, Coecke
    Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548. It depicts God accusing Adam and Eve of perfidy in the Garden of Eden. Like a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes

    Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes
    Haymarket Opera Company is the most notable success story among the newer Chicago groups specializing in historically informed performances of pre-classical music. Since its calling-card production of Handel's rarely performed "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo"...
  • Praise for Brentwood QB: 'He's very presidential.' He's quick too

    Praise for Brentwood QB: 'He's very presidential.' He's quick too
    If you happen to be on the campus of Brentwood School, where you can see the Getty Museum from the baseball field and where Teslas often whiz by in the parking lot, make sure you take a moment to snap a selfie with 18-year-old senior Eli Stern, the...
  • Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts

    Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts
    The flamboyant armor of Japanese warriors, theatrical religious paintings, wild choreographies full of untrained dancers, a painter of the Harlem Renaissance, street signage reconsidered and an old East German guardhouse repurposed as art installation...
  • Norton Simon: A look at the art purchase that transformed the collector

    Norton Simon: A look at the art purchase that transformed the collector
    If there was a single day when Norton Simon declared himself a world-class art collector, it was April 18, 1964. That's when his foundation made a $4-milllion deal to buy the entire inventory of the New York gallery Duveen Brothers, along with its...