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  • Sneak Peek: L.A. graffiti and Getty rare books in El Segundo

    Sneak Peek: L.A. graffiti and Getty rare books in El Segundo
    It's not everyday that the work of graffiti artists is shown in the same space as 15th century German painter and engraver Albrecht Dürer. But an unusual show at the El Segundo Museum of Art (a small, nonprofit arts space otherwise known as ESMoA) has put...
  • Getty acquires its first Auguste Rodin sculpture, on display today

    Getty acquires its first Auguste Rodin sculpture, on display today
    There's a first time for everything, even for wealthy art institutions. The Getty Museum has added its first sculpture by Auguste Rodin to its permanent collection, officials announced on Tuesday. Rodin's "Christ and Mary Magdalene" is scheduled to go...
  • Mellon, Getty Trust pledge $13 million for Detroit art museum

    Mellon, Getty Trust pledge $13 million for Detroit art museum
    On the heels of a combined $26-million donation from the big three U.S. automakers to help the troubled Detroit Institute of Arts, two charitable organizations said Wednesday they are pledging a total of $13 million toward the museum. The Andrew W....
  • Don Normark, who photographed Chavez Ravine residents, dies at 86

     Don Normark, who photographed Chavez Ravine residents, dies at 86
    In late 1948, before the bulldozers came, 19-year-old photography student Don Normark stumbled upon a tranquil enclave of poor Mexican Americans in the hills above downtown Los Angeles. Its residents eyed him curiously at first, this skinny man with a...
  • 'Scratch' brings graffiti off the street, into museum

    'Scratch' brings graffiti off the street, into museum
    Graffiti art, by nature, is a territorial expression. Rival crews tag public walls, letting loose a spray-paint-infused primal scream: "I was here, I exist." But graffiti also can be a collaborative form of calligraphy that plays with lettering, symbols...
  • LACMA's 'Expressionism in Germany and France' an edifying mix

     LACMA's 'Expressionism in Germany and France' an edifying mix
    When German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared in 1882 that "Gott ist tot" — God is dead — he could not have known that he was codifying a social and cultural transformation that a generation later would manifest itself in astounding...
  • Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew

    Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew
    The fall season always brings the hope that something new will astonish us. I'm betting that a few old works might fit the bill. Perhaps I'm in a retrospective state of mind because my post-Labor Day theatergoing began at the beginning, with "Persians,"...
  • 'Valley Vista' at Cal State Northridge takes a stand for Valley art

    'Valley Vista' at Cal State Northridge takes a stand for Valley art
    The local 7-Eleven is the meeting place, watering hole and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley. At least that's what Valley-raised artist Jeffrey Vallance wrote in a 1985 essay titled "Avenue of the Absurd: Landmarks of the West San Fernando...
  • 'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat

     'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat
    Imagine a play by a contemporary American playwright examining the war in Afghanistan from the point of view of Taliban leaders grieving their losses. No luck? This superhuman leap of sympathetic imagination is what Aeschylus achieved in his 472 BC...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more
    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum. Giddy Up, Lil’ Sunday! All-new sketch comedy show. The Groundlings...
  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...