| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The crimson-haired woman makes sure to offer snacks to each person entering the room. She's seated at the end, next to a carved marble fireplace that doesn't entirely match the rest of the neutral corporate décor.
It used to be different here. "It was a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
On the occasion of the Getty's acquisition of Lewis Baltz's archive, Luisotti has mounted an installation of the photographer's 36-foot-long mural, “Ronde de Nuit” (1991-92). Titled after Rembrandt's “The Night Watch,” it, too,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
On a recent Monday at the Norton Simon Museum, everything was in its usual spot in the grand gallery where visitors first encounter an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
Edgar Degas' "Little Dancer, Aged...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university.
The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Deborah Gribbon, the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is heading back to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the wake of a scandal that saw the recent departure of the Cleveland museum's director, David Franklin.
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
What do the three most notable photography shows of the fall have in common? All of them look to L.A. for their source material. Two focus on photographers whose long careers are based here, and one honors the vision of a pair of local collectors....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The in-progress museum known as the Broad opened its virtual “doors” Tuesday morning for a hard-hat tour of the Grand Avenue construction site – which, aside from its white honeycomb-like ceiling of skylights, looks basically like a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics.
It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...