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  • Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'

    Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

     A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres
    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Getty's top paintings curator Scott Schaefer is retiring next month

    Getty's top paintings curator Scott Schaefer is retiring next month
    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...
  • Google Open Gallery launches, provides free virtual exhibitions

    Google Open Gallery launches, provides free virtual exhibitions
    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...
  • Getty establishes the J. Paul Getty Founder's Award

    Getty establishes the J. Paul Getty Founder's Award
    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...
  • USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover

    USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover
    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....
  • Andy Warhol sale breaks record as Steven A. Cohen unloads art

    Andy Warhol sale breaks record as Steven A. Cohen unloads art
    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...
  • Farrah Fawcett portrait by Andy Warhol at center of legal battle

    Farrah Fawcett portrait by Andy Warhol at center of legal battle
    A portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett created by Andy Warhol is at the center of a legal dispute that is scheduled to head to court on Wednesday. Ryan O'Neal, who had a long relationship with the late actress, is fighting the University of Texas at...
  • 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...
  • Familiar faces in new places at the Norton Simon Museum

     Familiar faces in new places at the Norton Simon Museum
    On a recent Monday at the Norton Simon Museum, everything was in its usual spot in the grand gallery where visitors first encounter an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Edgar Degas' "Little Dancer, Aged...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq
    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...