| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon.
The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The day after our first date, I received a letter grade. "A+," she texted.
We had gone from the Internet to real life in two days, and one 10-hour first date had me hooked. I actually had been hooked hours before when nearing 2 a.m. she was in the midst...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
During their 17-year creative partnership, Tina Kronis and Richard Alger of L.A.-based Theatre Movement Bazaar have drawn a receptive global audience to their audacious, rip-it-up, ensemble-based remixes of classic Chekhov.
"Anton's Uncles," their...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
One of my favorite Los Angeles independent presses is BüK — an imprint built around the elegant idea of the pamphlet. Beginning in 2005, BüK co-founders Lisa Lyons (a former Lannan Foundation and Getty Trust curator) and Gary Kornblau (former...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Right now the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the city's Museum of Contemporary Art are holding a pair of highly unusual solo exhibitions.
At LACMA, a survey of sculptural environments made since the 1960s by James Turrell to explore human...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house?
That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The government of Sicily may be softening on its threat to cancel a major exhibition of antiquities that was set to open at the Cleveland Museum of Art in late September after showing at the Getty Villa.
Sicilian cultural authorities had threatened to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Sicily wants its art back, and the demand -- which the J. Paul Getty Museum said it would honor -- would leave the museum on the hook for an extra $300,000.
A major exhibition of antiquities, “Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome,&...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art — and we'll get to its ever-changing title in a moment — is the product of a museum in significant disarray.
That much has been clear for several weeks, as MOCA director...