| Mar 28, 2010
Lincoln Center's architecture, and all that jazz
Just in time for spring, New York's iconic Lincoln Center has expanded its tour program. The art and architecture tour includes an in-depth examination of Lincoln Center's buildings and public spaces as...
| May 23, 2010
Leo and His Circle
The Life of Leo Castelli
Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Alfred A. Knopf: 544 pp., $35
The ascension of New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch to the Museum of Contemporary Art's helm has occasioned...
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| Aug 24, 2010
Huntington, Getty, Simon, Hammer, Crocker, Menil, Wadsworth, Phillips, Frick, Morgan, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc. — the list of super-rich Americans who, since the mid-19th century, have established museums or galleries to house their personal art...
| Sep 26, 2010
Jill Johnston, a cultural critic, memoirist and provocateur whose best-known book, "Lesbian Nation," emboldened women in the 1970s to identify themselves as lesbians and argued that gay women were crucial to the feminist movement, died Sept. 18 in...
| Jun 26, 2011
I Heart Design
Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics
Edited by Steven Heller
Rockport: 216 pp., $45
What makes a particular design — the familiar Coca-Cola bottle, say, or the vivid yellow Kodak film box ...
| Oct 15, 2009
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The magazine ArtReview announced this morning its list of the art world's "Power 100" and several prominent L.A. names were among the illustrious, including Eli Broad (No. 7), Michael Govan (No. 40), Tim Blum and Jeff Poe (sharing No. 31).......
| Oct 29, 2009
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Wednesday afternoon and evening, dozens of dancers young and old, leading lights of American avant garde music and a large milling public invaded New York's Park Avenue Armory to remember Merce Cunningham. The startling 1881 structure, built to house the....
| Nov 19, 2008
A sampling of standout artworks
The Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of nearly 6,000 works. These are among the highlights:
Jackson Pollock, "Number 1, 1949," 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas, gift of Rita and Raft Schreiber...
| Jan 18, 2009
Money makes the world go 'round, and we now realize that when the force isn't with us, things can come to a screeching halt. Artist Robert Dowd was well aware of the power and glory of money, and during the 1960s he was "making" it after his own fashion...
| Oct 28, 2008
Saturday morning, hyperbolic weather reporters here barked out warnings of heavy wind and drenching rain all day. A shower or two did dampen Manhattan streets, but the real New York weather over the weekend was elsewhere.
Friday night at the Chelsea...