The Southland’s year in the arts
1 What body part did Steve Wynn plunge into Picasso’s “Le Reve”?
2 “Jersey Boys,” the winner of the 2006 Tony for best musical, had its world premiere at what Southern California theater?
Ahmanson Theatre in L.A.
Old Globe Theatre in San Diego
La Jolla Playhouse
3 The Griffith Observatory reopened in November after a five-year renovation by Stephen Johnson of Pfeiffer Partners and Brenda Levin. What was the price tag on the project?
4 James Conlon was named music director of the Los Angeles Opera, replacing Kent Nagano. Where was Conlon’s last major post?
New York Philharmonic
Paris National Opera
5 Ballet Pacifica lost its artistic director after announcing it was canceling its 2006-07 season because of financial woes. Who was that dancer?
6 Which film star appeared in two major Southern California theatrical productions -- Alfred Uhry’s “Without Walls” at the Mark Taper Forum and August Wilson’s “Fences” at the Pasadena Playhouse?
7 Who designed the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center on the UCLA campus?
8 James Wood, the new president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is the institution’s first leader with strong art credentials. What museum did he head from 1980 to 2004 before retiring?
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Cleveland Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
9 Which member of the theater troupe Culture Clash was appointed by the mayor to the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission this year?
10 Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen recently accepted the position of principal conductor for what orchestra?
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonia Orchestra
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
11 Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are the new artistic directors of what ballet company?
Pacific Northwest Ballet
New York City Ballet
Los Angeles Ballet
San Francisco Ballet
1. His elbow 2. La Jolla Playhouse 3. $93 million
4. Paris National Opera 5. Ethan Stiefel
6. Laurence Fishburne 7. Richard Meier 8. Art
Institute of Chicago 9. Richard Montoya 10. London Philharmonia Orchestra 11. Los Angeles Ballet