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  • Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA

    Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA
    In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...

    Santa Ana has two finalists for national museum and library medal

    Santa Ana has two finalists for national museum and library medal
    Santa could come early to Santa Ana’s cultural scene this year: the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday that both the Discovery Science Center and the Santa Public Library are finalists for its 2013 National Medal for...

    Kim Schoenstadt's many-layered mural at LACE

     
    How do you describe a year-long, three-curator, four-phase, multiple-artist collaborative project that involves building layers upon layers of painting on the gallery walls—-and then exposing the core geologic layer in the form of an abstract...

    Art review: 'Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500' at the J. Paul Getty Museum

     
    An extraordinary embellished scroll opens "Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500," the similarly extraordinary exhibition recently opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It introduces one of the strangest, most coercive if successful ideas to have taken...