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  • Review: The Getty's 'Canterbury' a potent mark of medieval art

    As family trees go, the one created inside Canterbury Cathedral nearly a thousand years ago is pretty impressive. Monumental stained-glass windows feature nearly life-size figures that represent the ancestors of Christ. The lineup starts with Adam and...
  • Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25

    Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25
    Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program. Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County...
  • Traffic jammed on 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass after fatal crash

    Traffic jammed on 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass after fatal crash
    A fatal collision between a motorcyclist and another vehicle in West Los Angeles backed up morning commuter traffic up and down a long stretch of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. The incident occurred at about 3:45 a.m. when authorities got a...
  • LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'

    LACMA's Abstract Classicism tribute: Just call it 'hard-edge'
    Was there ever a worse stab at naming a movement in Modern art than Abstract Classicism? Talk about self-cancellation. When the term was concocted in 1959 for a museum show of postwar Los Angeles painting, pure abstraction was just about as "avant" as...
  • Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer

    Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer
    "It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement. "The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added...
  • Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator

    Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator
    “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side” has served as a pithy invitation to explore Manhattan’s avant-garde arts scene since 1972, when Lou Reed had a hit record intoning the refrain. But "take a tram ride up a Los Angeles hillside"...
  • Here's what transgender progress looks like

    Here's what transgender progress looks like
    Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media. About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...
  • Familiar faces in new places at the Norton Simon Museum

     Familiar faces in new places at the Norton Simon Museum
    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...
  • Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa

    The Cyrus Cylinder sits dramatically lighted behind glass at the center of a dimmed gallery at the Getty Villa. But the splendorous setting, including walls painted a deep royal blue, can't dispel the notion that this may be the homeliest object ever to...
  • Farrah Fawcett portrait by Andy Warhol at center of legal battle

    Farrah Fawcett portrait by Andy Warhol at center of legal battle
    A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at...
  • Andy Warhol sale breaks record as Steven A. Cohen unloads art

    An Andy Warhol work depicting a gruesome car crash has sold for $105.4 million at auction, a record amount for the pop artist. The sale was made Wednesday evening at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York. The auction also featured the sale...