| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Christopher Hawthorne takes a look at the spring's architectural happenings, including an expanding CicLAvia bicycle event in Los Angeles and the Barnes Foundation's controversial move in Philadelphia....
| Mar 28, 2012
Hilton Kramer, one of the art world's most polarizing and widely read critics for 50 years and founding editor of the conservative arts journal The New Criterion, died Tuesday in Harpswell, Maine. He was 84.
Kramer had a rare blood disorder and died of...
| Dec 12, 2011
Monte Factor, a Beverly Hills clothier and arts patron who co-founded the End Hunger Network and a groundbreaking Los Angeles child-care center, died Dec. 5 at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, his daughter Diane announced. He was 94....
| Jan 1, 2012
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
| Dec 23, 2011
John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet metal became his signature during a career that spanned half a century, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 84.
Reportedly in poor health, he had been working on a...
| Dec 27, 2011
Sori Yanagi, whose designs for stools and kitchen pots brought the simplicity and purity of Japanese decor into the everyday, has died. He was 96.
The pioneer of Japan's industrial design died Sunday of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital, Koichi Fujita of...
| Dec 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
| Jan 1, 2012
Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
| Oct 17, 2012
Michael Asher, the pioneering conceptual artist who challenged expectations of what constitutes a work of art and what happens during an art critique, died in his sleep at his Los Angeles home early Monday after several years of poor health. He was 69....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.
In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:26 AM
A version of Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" that has ties to Los Angeles brought in $37 million at a Sotheby's auction on Wednesday in New York. The silkscreen work, which depicts Presley in a cowboy pose, was offered for sale by an unidentified American...