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  • Football and art collide at LACMA [Updated]

     
    Well-known for her documentary photography, Catherine Opie has turned her introspective lens to the all-American pastime of high school football in her most recent collection: "Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The
  • The Shot: LACMA's Muse 'til Midnight

     
    LACMA held its 14th annual Muse 'til Midnight event Saturday, serving up art, music, food and drink to celebrate two exhibitions, "Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins" and "Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape." All photos by Robyn Von...

    Gay desire and American art

     
    In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. The banning made the...

    'Gay art': The Catholic League responds to commentary on 'anti-Christian' remark

     
    On Monday, I wrote a column saying that the New York-based Catholic League, which describes itself as the nation's largest Catholic civil-rights organization, was incorrect to characterize a video in a Washington, D.C., exhibition at the National Portrait...

    Critic's Notebook: Smithsonian chief digging a deeper hole

     
    Smithsonian Institution Secretary G. Wayne Clough speaks Thursday afternoon at a Town Hall Los Angeles event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Pershing Square. Arranged last summer, the talk is billed as focusing on initiatives to increase local...