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  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013

     Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013
    This post has been updated. See below for details. With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
  • A new L.A. identity takes shape in 2013 as city embraces urban life

    The revolution is no longer a fragile or tentative one. When I arrived in Los Angeles nine years ago, the city had just begun to turn away from a largely private urbanism and toward a new embrace of the public realm. The first phase of the Gold Line...
  • Getty among beneficiaries of massive Roy Lichtenstein Foundation gift

    Getty among beneficiaries of massive Roy Lichtenstein Foundation gift
    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...
  • Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'

    Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'
    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: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
  • John Waters, Jeff Koons to compare notes

    John Waters, Jeff Koons to compare notes
    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...
  • Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export

    Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export
    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...
  • Jeffrey Deitch's next chapter: big art shows, but not at museums

    Jeffrey Deitch's next chapter: big art shows, but not at museums
    Jeffrey Deitch says his next move in the art world following his premature exit as director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art will happen in New York City: a bid to create a “hybrid” between a museum mounting exhibitions geared to a...
  • Rembrandt smiles on Getty Museum visitors and staff

     Rembrandt smiles on Getty Museum visitors and staff
    The riches and fame he would earn as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age were still to come. Many years ahead lay the death of his beloved wife and three of their four children, along with bankruptcy and near financial ruin. But in 1628, or...
  • Selected Shorts returns to the Getty, with snacks

    Selected Shorts returns to the Getty, with snacks
    The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed...