| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university.
The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Deborah Gribbon, the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is heading back to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the wake of a scandal that saw the recent departure of the Cleveland museum's director, David Franklin.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:12 AM
As a classical-music ensemble with a sterling critical reputation and a flair for the contemporary, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet […]...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Getty Research Institute is absorbing yet another chunk of New York City's experimental-arts patrimony, having recently bought a huge archive of video art, video and audio recordings of live performances, photographs, original posters and other...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:39 AM
George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" -- known to longtime fans as the "Song of Ice and Fire" book series -- is enjoying big success on television screens. But it might also be destined for something bigger: the movies.
Martin told the Hollywood...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The greatest Rubens altarpiece in America is in Ohio, at the Toledo Museum of Art. We have the Monuments Men to thank for that.
George Clooney’s galumphing all-star movie “The Monuments Men” did not impress the critics -- “inert,...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie.
In the early 1990s,...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California's major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will...