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Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts
Datebook: Baroque works, samurai armor, amateur dancing, skid row arts

The flamboyant armor of Japanese warriors, theatrical religious paintings, wild choreographies full of untrained dancers, a painter of the Harlem Renaissance, street signage reconsidered and an old East German guardhouse repurposed as art installation site. There is a lot going down in El Lay and environs this weekend. Here is a sampling: “Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist,” at the Getty Museum. The master of female voluptuousness was also a master at depicting high religious drama. This new exhibition showcases a series of preparatory works that the 17th century Flemish painter created as studies for tapestries that celebrated the glories of the Catholic Church....

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