| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Too often the Middle East is reduced to just that: the "Middle East" — a blanket term defining a large swath of territory in Western Asia and North Africa, a news-hour shorthand for territorial conflicts and civil unrest. But "Middle East" does...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Last week, I went on an art outing with my friend Jolie, a former docent from the Orange County Museum of Art.
She discussed the Getty Villa exhibits. I listened.
I may be a marathon runner, but Jolie walks my legs off. "My docent" is not particularly...
| Aug 9, 2014
Minor White review: In the Aug. 2 Calendar section, a review of "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit" at the J. Paul Getty Museum said that White studied art history with Meyer Schapiro at New York University. White studied with Schapiro at Columbia...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile?
Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Of the more than 100 paintings, etchings and drawings in the Getty Museum's sprawling exhibition devoted to 19th century painter James Ensor, "Skeleton Looking at Chinoiserie" is the sort of work that you just might miss if you cruise through the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Getty Foundation has announced a major new conservation initiative for modern architecture, funding work on 10 landmark designs around the world including Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House in Australia, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood.
Painted palm trees soar up the walls of a giant...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Los Angeles’ Getty Center ranks among the top museums in the world according to a new TripAdvisor survey, but it’s edged out for No. 1 by a Chicago favorite.
Visitors to TripAdvisor ranked the Getty as their fourth favorite museum on the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago, home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards announced...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:19 AM
In a world of crummy online comments and sometimes brutally honest reviews, The Art Institute of Chicago has something to celebrate.
The museum was named the best in the world by travel review site TripAdvisor.com, which ranked museums according to the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy"
Through Dec. 13
A group exhibition exploring the connections between art and politics will also provide a platform for open dialogue and engagement with the community. Santa Monica Museum of...