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Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

The Getty Foundation is scheduled to announce its 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees on Thursday -- and the projects chosen are slightly more gender balanced than in years past. The nine recipients in nine countries include, for the first time since the initiative’s 2014 launch, two projects designed by women.

Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1072 on southern France’s Côte d’Azur will receive $200,000.

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New grants in honor of the late painter Davyd Whaley will go to midcareer artists

A new foundation established in honor of Los Angeles painter Davyd Whaley, who died two years ago at age 47, will launch a special grant program to support midcareer artists in the greater Los Angeles area.

Starting in early 2017, the Davyd Whaley Foundation will award a pair of $10,000 artist grants once a year: One for under-recognized midcareer artists; the other, for artists who are also teachers.

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Roundup: Possible discord at Jeff Koons' studio, Luis Barragán becomes a diamond, Dede Wilsey leaves Bay Area museums

A prominent board member departs the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Allegations of labor tumult in the studio of Jeff Koons. An artist has transformed architect Luis Barragán into a precious stone — literally. Plus: Museum expansionism in the age of uncertainty, the Hammer Museum’s digital M&Ms and more troubles for London’s Garden Bridge.

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Sand Fire's ghostly pall over L.A. County Museum of Art evokes seminal Ed Ruscha painting on Instagram
Not-so-nice corporate shenanigans in Echo Theater's 'One of the Nice Ones'

Veteran theater provocateur Erik Patterson stings once again in “One of the Nice Ones,” his new play presented by Echo Theater Company at the Atwater Village Theatre.

The title is a pointed misnomer.

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Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity