| Jan 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
One of the most important private collections of contemporary art in the country is the Fisher Collection, put together by Doris Fisher and her late husband, Donald, founders of the casual clothing mega-chain the Gap. Housed at corporate headquarters in.....
| Feb 4, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art says it has raised $250 million toward a $480-million campaign to expand the museum, including a new wing that will be the primary home to the prized, 1,100-work Fisher Collection (including Andy Warhol's......
| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In photographs and, more recently, films, Judy Fiskin has for more than 30 years looked into the deep, perhaps bottomless chasm between the art world and the rest of the world. Witty and poignant, her work succeeds in part because......
| Apr 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
On each of three consecutive days in early April 1985, I spent three intense hours holed up in a Sunset Strip hotel suite overlooking the hazy Los Angeles basin with a tape recorder, a stack of blank cassettes, a sheaf......
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| Jun 12, 2010
NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom.
The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon...
| May 23, 2010
Leo and His Circle
The Life of Leo Castelli
Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Alfred A. Knopf: 544 pp., $35
The ascension of New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch to the Museum of Contemporary Art's helm has occasioned...
| Oct 10, 2010
They're a disparate lot — museums, hotels, an observation deck, a sculpture park and a sundial-shaped bridge — but these recent structures, none more than 10 years old, are redefining the West. Before we bow to them, though, let's admit that...
| Feb 20, 2011
South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities as new ones ripple across the hills. Many outsiders treat this place...
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:49 PM
When Sue Spaid started her job as the Contemporary Museum's executive director in November, she said she wouldn't be offering "an easy art experience." But she didn't say it couldn't be fun, or even funny.
And that's the point of her first show at the...