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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...
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
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Culture MonsterDodgers manager Don Mattingly traveled to his hometown in Indiana to perform in a local ballet production of "The Nutcracker." Art by Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 during the past ten years, according to a new...
Culture MonsterThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art is teaming up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a new movie museum located in the LACMA West building. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown L.A. faces serious financial and organizational...
Culture MonsterThe J. Paul Getty Trust and the Armenian Orthodox Church are locked in a legal battle over the return of 755-year-old illuminated manuscripts allegedly stolen during the Armenian genocide. The Getty lost its bid Thursday to have the case dismissed....
Culture MonsterSotheby's labor dispute; James Earl Jones honorary Oscar and National Endowment for the Humanities grants top the headlines in today's Monster Mash....
Culture MonsterPrice hike to $12 in store at Natural History Museum...
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...
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If you were looking for European art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently, you may have been a bit disappointed. There is the current Renoir exhibition, of course, and a show of paintings by 18th century Spanish master Luis Meléndez closed...
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Alan Zarembo and Mike BoehmIn the museum world, there are any number of ways to spend $1 million. That's nearly as much as Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will earn this year in salary, deferred compensation and benefits. That also happens to be...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe J. Paul Getty Museum has added a rare Ethiopian Gospel book to its collection of illuminated manuscripts. Created around 1504-05 with five full-page paintings and many ornamental touches, it is one of the few such volumes to have survived wars and a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire. "This...
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