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  • Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery

    Getty Museum to return 12th century New Testament to Greece monastery
    The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago.
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

     The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure
    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...

    Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' gives Getty a bump in attendance

    Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' gives Getty a bump in attendance
    The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock's "Mural." March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year,...

    Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat

    Storybook Mandeville Canyon cottage opens new chapter as modern mountain retreat
    Fredda Weiss used to tell people visiting her Mandeville Canyon cottage for the first time to watch for the house "that looks like the seven dwarfs live there." Weiss' 1950s home was warm and inviting — but also a little dark and dated. So after...

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...