A bunch of senators are suddenly interested in the nonprofit tax status of private art foundations. The future of billionaire Paul Allen’s big new Seattle art space is uncertain. Black artists are finally getting serious consideration by U.S. museums. Also: whiny American curators, the Arts District’s hyper-development, and the sometimes terrifying intersection of life and technology.Read more
In this tumultuous year, there is a whole lot to be grateful for. I'm pretty stoked about the stories I've gotten to cover — from architecture in South America to the culture scene in Tijuana to the indelible story of a 5,000-year-old tree whose memory was resurrected by a single-minded Los Angeles artist.Read more
On December 31, 1958, photojournalist Burt Glinn was at a New Year's Eve party on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where all the talk was about the impending fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The idea that Batista's regime might fall at any second spurred the young Glinn, then an independent photographer, into action.Read more
An art theft in Italy. A death sentence in Saudi Arabia. A whistle-blower loses her job in San Francisco. Plus: whitewashing O.C.’s Chicano murals, preserving Los Angeles, and military bathroom graffiti.Read more
A historic survey of sculpture made by women in the post-World War II era will be the debut show at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the soon-to-open Los Angeles outpost of the Swiss blue-chip gallery, helmed in part by Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The exhibition, "Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016," opens March 13.Read more
An hour and a half into the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards, the ceremony was moving at a good clip. There were power ballads. There was smoke. There was cumbia and reggaeton. And there was Ricky Martin shaking his hips on “La Mordidita.”
Then Mexican rockers Maná took the stage with norteño legends Los Tigres del Norte.Read more