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  • LACMA's 'Art of Two Germanys' nabs top honors from curators group

     
    If awards from your peers mean the most, LACMA curator Stephanie Barron is having a significantly good day. Barron has received top honors from the Assn. of Art Museum Curators, which has a 900-plus membership, for her exhibition "Art of......
  • Monster Mash: Whitney Museum plans a new home; Tony presenters named; more troubles at Cincinnati Opera

     
    --Room to grow: The board of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has approved a plan to build a six-story Renzo Piano-designed building downtown. The Whitney also says it is in talks to lease its current home......
  • Getty Trust CEO James N. Wood, 69, dies suddenly

     
    Getty Trust President and chief executive James N. Wood died late Friday night of natural causes, board chairman Mark S. Siegel announced Saturday. Wood, 69, was reportedly in good health and his death was unexpected. Wood came out of retirement......
  • Getty chairman says it's a time to mourn James Wood; leadership void can wait

     
    With the sudden death of J. Paul Getty Trust President James Wood on Friday at age 69, the top two positions at the world's largest visual art institution now stand vacant. In February, Wood had launched a search to find......
  • Davies, Govan, Cuno: Museum directors remember James Wood

     
    James N. Wood, who died Friday at age 69, was a leader of museum leaders. Along with directing particular institutions over the years, including the St. Louis Museum of Art (1975-1980), the Art Institute of Chicago (1980-2004) and, from 2007......
  • The strangest roomful of art in L.A. right now

     
    Easily the strangest roomful of art in Los Angeles right now is the final gallery of the Getty Museum's recently opened exhibition of fancy-pants painting and sculpture, "The Spectacular Art of Jean-Leon Gérôme." The first survey in more than 40......
  • Probe of stolen art goes national

    Probe of stolen art goes national
    A federal investigation into looted Asian antiquities at Southland museums has broadened to include a prominent Chicago industrialist and art collector who purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen artifacts from a Cerritos arts...
  • Shel Dorf dies at 76; architect behind San Diego's Comic-Con

    Shel Dorf dies at 76; architect behind San Diego's Comic-Con
    Shel Dorf, a prominent comic-book collector who was the architect behind the pop-culture showcase in San Diego now known as Comic-Con, has died. He was 76. Dorf died Tuesday at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego from complications related to diabetes,...
  • Peter Berg and Kyle Chandler on the restructuring of 'Friday Night Lights' [UPDATED]

     
    When the third season of “Friday Night Lights” wrapped in late 2008, star Kyle Chandler was under the belief that he’d be hanging up his coaching cleats for good. The series, which touches on the political, social and familial impacts......
  • 'Friday Night Lights' Season 4, Episode 6: 'What else do you want?'

     
    It probably wouldn't be fair to ever label "Friday Night Lights" a coming-of-age drama. Young or old, no one ever truly stops learning and growing, and the characters that inhabit the fictional town of Dillon, Texas, may graduate, get older,......
  • A Warhol Christmas at the White House

     
    When it comes to art, the right-wing anti-Obama crowd hasn't had a very good year. Repeated efforts to gin up outrage in a manufactured culture war have either fallen flat or proved downright embarrassing. (You can see some of them......