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  • Getty Institute helps save China's Mogao Grottoes from tourism's impact

    Hewn by hand out of a cliff face in the Gobi Desert starting about 1,700 years ago, China's most spectacular cache of Buddhist caves has endured countless assaults over the centuries — earthquakes and floods, plundering foreign explorers and even...
  • Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago

     Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago
    Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of...
  • Giddy at the Getty

    Giddy at the Getty
    The Getty Villa in Malibu is a favorite spot for many, including Chris Hutchinson and his family, who visit a couple of times a year.  During a January outing to the museum, Hutchinson's then 18-month-old daughter Leighton situated herself in the middle...
  • Getty Research Institute gets photos of performance art 'Happenings'

     Getty Research Institute gets photos of performance art 'Happenings'
    How do you archive a performance? Can you put human speech and action under glass and frame it? Stow art that unfolds in three dimensions within acid-free archival boxes, to be filed away in a cool, dark vault? The conundrum of how best to preserve...
  • June 2014: Best of Southern California Moments

    June 2014: Best of Southern California Moments
    When I was a student, one of my photography professors challenged our class to carry a camera everywhere for a week. This was long before our tiny mobile devices could take quality photographs, and so I rolled my eyes at the thought of lugging around my...
  • Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows

     Single Wing Turquoise Bird flashes back to its '60s light shows
    It's not your typical Vegas-style light show. Single Wing Turquoise Bird formed in 1968 to create light shows at the Shrine Auditorium for the likes of Cream, the Who and the Velvet Underground. The experimental arts collective devised baroque visual...
  • How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision

    How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision
    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...
  • Fitness Files: Working out at the museum

    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...
  • Michael Lynton of Sony Entertainment elected to Getty Trust board

    Michael Lynton of Sony Entertainment elected to Getty Trust board
    Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will...
  • Getty Research Institute acquires Robert McElroy archives

    Getty Research Institute acquires Robert McElroy archives
    The Getty Research Institute said Thursday that it was acquiring the archives of the late photographer Robert McElroy who documented New York's vibrant performance-art scene in the 1960s. McElroy, who later became a staff photographer for Newsweek,...
  • Datebook: Minor White and art you call on the phone

    Datebook: Minor White and art you call on the phone
    A photographer's long overdue retrospective at the Getty, a garden-shed gallery in Pasadena and a show that takes its name from a novel by John Fante. It's all happening this week in our big sweaty city: Minor White, “Manifestations of the Spirit,...