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Culture MonsterDavid Pagel reviews Tam Van Tran's "Adornment of Basic Space" at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects....
Lakers BlogAssigning Buddhist-related names to Lakers roster...
Culture MonsterJohn McCracken, known for his geometric painted sculptures, has died....
John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
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Culture MonsterWhile visitors to the Getty Villa are exploring surprising connections between ancient Rome and Mexico in "Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire," Parisian museum-goers are checking out Greco-Roman influence on 1st century to 6th century Buddhist art...
Doris Duke. It's a mighty big name in philanthropic circles. The only child of tobacco and hydropower magnate James Buchanan Duke, she inherited his $80 million estate in 1925, when she was 12. The "poor little rich girl" grew into an elegant woman whose...
Times Staff WriterSEATTLE — When the Seattle Art Museum turns 75 next year, it intends to be not only the most important general art museum in the Pacific Northwest but to be nationally prominent too. It might just get its wish. On Saturday, a newly expanded...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterChina is scheduled today to launch its most ambitious space mission, including the program's first spacewalk, as this increasingly confident nation stakes a claim on the heavens while impressing people on Earth. The Shenzhou 7 is slated to blast off from...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Getty Conservation Institute and China have agreed to collaborate on the conservation of China's two foremost sites of ancient Buddhist art, involving thousands of sculptures and miles of wall paintings in 545 caves in the northern part of the...
Contributing WriterEditor’s note: This is the 10th part of an 11-part series on Buddhism. It is sometimes said that Buddhism is devoid of anything supernatural, including a divinity. Such a claim is, perhaps, overly simple. As is so often the case in speaking of any...
Editor’s note: This is the eighth of an 11-part series on Buddhism. Vajrayana, the religion of the Dalai Lama, is the third major group within Buddhism (after Theravada and Mahayana). It arose when Tantric Buddhism from India reached Tibet and...
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Contributing WriterEditor’s note: This is the seventh of an 11-part series on Buddhism. Philosophical Hinduism was based on the Upanishads, divinely revealed philosophical writings (shruti), which only men of the upper three classes were permitted to read. Later...
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