| May 31, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art this weekend will honor Irving Blum, legendary director of the former Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles that launched the Pop Art movement's most famous names, for a lifetime of influence on the Southern California art scene....
| Jul 1, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Like a bee doing a waggle dance to signal a field full of pollen, or a cat rubbing up against a fence post to make a scent chart of its territory, GPS artist Michael Wallace maps out a virtual Baltimore during his bike trips around the city.
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Despite the high regard in which his namesake museum is held, Walter P. Chrysler Jr. didn't always have it so good when it came to his standing among other art collectors.
Back-handed compliments were routine for this adventurous connoisseur —...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Newport Beach resident Mike Talbot, Universal Space Lines LLC president and chief executive, as a California State Military Reserve major received the California Medal of Merit presented by Col. Marc Breslow, Regional Support Command South commander....
| Sep 14, 2008
RETAIL sales are in a slump, we're in a historic mortgage and credit crisis, and the eyes of the world are riveted on our heated presidential race, not our runways. In other words, American designers who showed here last week, hoping that in a few...
| Jun 20, 2010
The Search for Smilin' Ed!
Fantagraphics Books: 162 pp., $16.99 paper
Graphic novels should be better. They should be so much better that serious readers bristle at the genre designation, which is too narrow and diminutive. Few artists...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2010
It was a year ago, late on a June gloom Venice afternoon, when I last sat down with Dennis Hopper. We had been working for over 18 months on a publication of his photographs for Taschen Books. It was our last meeting before the book went to print and he...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2008
| 2:15 PM
The Harvard Art Museum has received a gift of $45 million and 31 major works of art, including three paintings by Picasso.
Harvard University on Friday announced the gift from class of 1936 alumna Emily Rauh Pulitzer, a former curator at the museum and...
| May 16, 2008
Gary Garrels, the highly sought-after curator who has helped raise the profile of the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and beyond, is jumping ship.
The Hammer snagged Garrels, 56, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York three years ago. But now he...