| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Google has launched a new online tool to allow museums, galleries and individuals to create online art exhibitions. Google Open Gallery became available for public use this week, though potential users must request an invitation from Google to use the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Scott Schaefer, who has played a key role in building the collections of Los Angeles’ two biggest art museums over the last 33 years, will retire next month from his job as the Getty Museum’s senior curator of paintings.
Since joining the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university.
The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Deborah Gribbon, the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is heading back to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the wake of a scandal that saw the recent departure of the Cleveland museum's director, David Franklin.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
What do the three most notable photography shows of the fall have in common? All of them look to L.A. for their source material. Two focus on photographers whose long careers are based here, and one honors the vision of a pair of local collectors....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The in-progress museum known as the Broad opened its virtual “doors” Tuesday morning for a hard-hat tour of the Grand Avenue construction site – which, aside from its white honeycomb-like ceiling of skylights, looks basically like a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:40 AM
An Andy Warhol work depicting a gruesome car crash has sold for $105.4 million at auction, a record amount for the pop artist. The sale was made Wednesday evening at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York.
The auction also featured the sale...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university's control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
On Monday night, the Getty will present its inaugural J. Paul Getty Founder’s Award to Harold Williams and Nancy Englander, who have helped lead the J. Paul Getty Trust -- and envision its future -- since 1981.
The award will be given out annually...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Barnes Foundation has been in its conventional, museum-like new building in downtown Philadelphia for more than a year, one local critic is having second thoughts about the place.
Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski recently...