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The Minimalist Luxury of McLaughlin at LACMA

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The only excuse I can come up with for not seeing the exceptional exhibition of John McLaughlin's paintings at LACMA until just a few days ago is the ...

Patti Smith Rocks the Getty Honoring Robert Mapplethorpe

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

Patti Smith gently rocked the Getty Center Saturday, April 30, performing two acoustic shows in honor of her "life-long friend" Robert Mapplethorpe, whose poignant artworks and photographs are on exhibit there and at LACMA through July 31.

A Weekend of Music, Movies, and Plenty of Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you've ever stood in front the famous 2,000-year-old Rosetta Stone at The British Museum and fantasized what it would be like to not only read its ...

Salt Water + Gasoline: Kustom Kulture II Celebrates, Canonizes and Eulogizes An Art Movement

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Through the heart of every true Southern Californian, there flows a passionate mixture of blood, salt water and gasoline. Kustom Kulture II is a celebration of this Life and Style.

Sainthood, Torture And Medieval Mischief

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

"Miracles and Martyrs," an upcoming exhibition at The Getty Center, travels back to the fifteenth century when saintly hallucinations and holy self-sa...

For Sale: Bel Air's Only Vineyard

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

At a cool $29.5 million, it's not for the faint of heart. But then again, Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel Air, right in the middle of Los Angeles, no...

PHOTOS: Fire Blazes Near Getty Center, 405 Freeway

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.15.2012 | Los Angeles

A brush fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sepulveda Pass near the Getty Center in Los Angeles, ABC reports. The fire is located on the east side...

18th C. Artist Captures Cultural Embarrassments of Our Day

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you haven't heard of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, don't feel embarrassed, you are not alone. I was not familiar with his works either. And then, during one of my strolls through the Getty Center, I discovered an amazing life-size alabaster bust of a grimacing man.

Experience Parisian Opulence At The Getty

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

The Getty Museum's exhibition "Paris Life and Luxury" is a chance to experience the opulence which filled the parlors of Paris in the mid-eighteenth c...

LA Date Night: Picnic & Concert at The Getty

| Lien Ta | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles

It's not uncommon to visit the Getty and nary a piece of indoor art gets glimpsed at. For many Angelenos, the sprawling Getty is best enjoyed outdoors...

Starving at the Unfriendly Getty Center

Mat Gleason | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

If the Getty lies about the times its cafe stays open, do they lie about the importance of the art and artists they exhibit as well?

PLAN ForYourArt: May 12-18

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Getting Upper charges twenty-six designers with re-imagining a letter from the alphabet, using the illegibility and deconstructive nature of graffiti as their starting point.

5 Fun Things To Do With Mom On Mother's Day

| Katie Bain | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

On May 8, there is something for every kind of mother happening in Los Angeles, so if brunch is feeling a bit played out this Mother's Day, treat your...

PHOTOS: The First Time The West Saw China

Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

A sepia-tone image of a street in Opium War-era Peking looks dusty and motionless like an Old West boomtown after a shootout. Guangzhou, not yet a glo...

Controversial War Photography

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Felice Beato WHAT: A Photographer on the Eastern Road WHERE: The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, ...

Drawing Like a House Afire

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.

Is the Getty the Fox News of the Art World?

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

If the Getty believed that the politics of Gérôme were reprehensible, it would not have mounted this show, but instead, it littered its own show with rationalizations to prove that it is fair and balanced.

2010 Workers' Voice Awards: Worker Worthy Pop Culture Standouts

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Wanna honor Labor Day but not work at it? Check out any of these pop culture expressions from the last year. Just in time for your nod to Labor Day, ...

Worker Worthy Standouts: Part 5 - Art & Books

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, its even harder to spot when the beautiful object is something that illuminates the voices of workers today. ...

Plan ForYourArt May 7-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

From the (North) Hills to the (Laurel) Canyon: Can LA's Dawes Save Americana Rock n'Roll?

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marissa Moss

Dawes is a young, heartbreakingly earnest group of California kids weaned by LA, fed by classic rock and matured by modern folk.

Travels with Frank Gehry

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Barbara Isenberg

As a child Gehry would create little cities, bridges and buildings out of wood scraps with his grandmother on the kitchen floor.