| May 17, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The Hammer Museum exhibition opening May 25, "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," redresses what curators consider a major omission in the history of Los Angeles Modernism.
Jones, they argue, had as much, if not more, influence on Southern...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:05 PM
After more than a year-long search, the Hammer Museum has hired Connie Butler, currently the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as its chief curator.
She is leaving that position by July 1 in order to assume her L.A. post...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Residents of a Tribeca apartment building are fuming over a new exhibition of photographs in which they star -- and which were taken without their knowledge. Some of the residents are considering legal action, the New York Post reported.
| May 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Lost works, home movies, industrial films, abandoned technologies and other assorted cinematic ephemera all fall under the umbrella of miscellany known as "orphan film." The strange mix of the odd and slightly sad gets its own festival at the Linwood Dunn...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
A leading online course provider announced Wednesday that it will offer free professional training and development courses to prepare teachers worldwide for Web-based classes.
Coursera, a for-profit clearinghouse for online and videotaped courses...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
At $25, general admission to the Museum of Modern Art in New York is among the highest in the nation. This month, the museum is promoting a word that its visitors don't hear very often: free.
MoMA is kicking off a series of free-admission offers...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Frank Gehry has pulled out of a major architecture exhibition set to open June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a move that could force the show to find a new venue or face the prospect of being canceled altogether.
The exhibition, "A New...
| Apr 18, 2013
Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, an architect who changed the face of Mexico City by designing a number of landmark modernist structures, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday.
The cause was pneumonia, according to Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 12:34 PM
When Les Blank arrived in the lush, untamed Amazon in 1981 to make a documentary about Werner Herzog's film, "Fitzcarraldo," he knew the German's reputation as a daredevil director. Herzog had chosen the remote jungle locale, plagued by tribal...
| Jan 1, 2013
People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry — at least Reuben Pannor thought so.
A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the...