| Aug 10, 2008
Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars.
Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their...
| Sep 24, 2008
A WICKED sculpture at the entrance to the retrospective exhibition of Martin Kippenberger's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art crystallizes the manic tone that made the German-born Conceptual artist such an influential force, beginning in the 1980s....
| Sep 25, 2008
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been Exhibit A of museums-on-the-go during the expansionist and sometimes boundary-pushing and populist tenure of director Thomas Krens.
Krens made "Guggenheim" an international brand name for modern and...
| Oct 29, 2008
When the musician Meredith Monk and the visual artist Ann Hamilton first worked together in 2001, they created "Mercy," a work that was described variously as dance, opera, musical theater and installation art. The performance was a meditation on violence...
| Apr 19, 2008
Dustin and Lindsay Phillips had no idea they were part of the beginning of the end of the Guggenheim's great Las Vegas adventure, a seven-year gamble that is coming to a close with the museum taking its chips -- its paintings -- back home.
| Jun 22, 2008
JOE AND Etsuko Price are back.
Twenty-five years ago, they joined with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to fulfill a dream. The Prices donated $5 million to help construct the Pavilion for Japanese Art and promised a spectacular collection of...
| Apr 25, 2010
Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, an Italian collector of American art whose cache of paintings and sculptures by Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and others legitimized the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died....
| Nov 22, 2009
"Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
| Dec 6, 2009
To open a book and have the Guggenheim Museum curve out at your fingertips isn't quite as breathtaking as visiting the real thing in New York, but it's not a bad substitute. And the other fold-outs in Roland Lewis' oversize " Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up"...
| Jun 28, 2009
The longstanding sibling rivalry between the two biggest members of the United Arab Emirates, always complex, has taken a remarkable turn in recent months.
For years, as its neighbor on the Persian Gulf, Dubai, engaged in a frenzy of construction and...
| Jan 3, 2010
Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings
of Herbert Muschamp
Alfred A. Knopf: 888 pp., $50
In December 1997, with the Getty Center finally set to open its expansive hilltop campus after more than a decade of frustration, Herbert...