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  • Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'

    Sneak peek: Los Angeles Opera debuts rare glass harmonica for 'Lucia'
    Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful?
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

     Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art
    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...

    Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa

    Huge significance rolled into tiny Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa
    The Cyrus Cylinder sits dramatically lighted behind glass at the center of a dimmed gallery at the Getty Villa. But the splendorous setting, including walls painted a deep royal blue, can't dispel the notion that this may be the homeliest object ever to...

    Review: 'Prometheus Bound' is a graceful revival at Getty Villa

    Review: 'Prometheus Bound' is a graceful revival at Getty Villa
    Prometheus has long been a symbol of the rebel hero, a revolutionary challenging an oppressive order. Dubbed "the patron saint of the proletariat," he is a god who sided with mankind against the immortals, bestowing on them enlightenment and the great...

    Getty-Sicily art partnership under strain

    Getty-Sicily art partnership under strain
    Relations between Italy and Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum seemed to be smoothing when Sicily lent the museum antiquities for a major exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome." The show of more than 100 ancient treasures opened...