| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly.
Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" — nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Four and a half years ago, Smithsonian magazine offered what was then the latest theory on the genesis of “Mural,” the epic Jackson Pollock painting that went on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Tuesday following 21 months of detailed...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark.
Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour.
The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67.
Yonemoto died Friday at his home in...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:31 PM
A trove of 200,000 photographic items from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation is being donated to five institutions around the world, including the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"?
John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Barnes Foundation has been in its conventional, museum-like new building in downtown Philadelphia for more than a year, one local critic is having second thoughts about the place.
Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski recently...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon.
The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
The Rembrandt self-portrait that the Getty Museum recently purchased for an estimated $25.1 million has been cleared by British authorities for export and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles within one to two weeks, according to Timothy Potts, director...