| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:46 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:16 PM
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,...