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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Roundup: A restored Adam, LACMA's big gift, new museum for O.C.

    Three prominent Mexican film directors have called out their government on the issue of the 43 disappeared students, a San Diego architect takes on Sen. Ted Cruz and border policy and protesters hit the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Plus: There are plans...
  • Getty breaks record with $65.1-million purchase of Manet's 'Spring'

    Getty breaks record with $65.1-million purchase of Manet's 'Spring'
    The J. Paul Getty Museum paid more than $65 million for an Édouard Manet painting at auction Wednesday evening in New York, shattering the record price for the French artist's work and acquiring what the museum said would be one of the top five...
  • 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...
  • Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?

    Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation museum is a triumph, but to what end?
    The personal or private museum, built to hold the blue-chip paintings of a wealthy collector, is more of an American phenomenon than a European one. In Los Angeles alone we have the examples of the Getty, the Huntington and the Hammer to look to, with...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...