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Art. Passion. Politics.

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When two weeks ago the Los Angeles Times published an article with a reproduction of "Adam" and "Eve" by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder -- the news was good, at least for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

From Russia with... Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you hear me talking today with a heavier accent than usual, the explanation is simple: I'm back from a trip to Russia and still fighting the jetlag...

Three Books, Three Ladies On My Nightstand

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For some mysterious reason, three dramatically different books ended up on my nightstand -- three books written by three authors, all of them women. O...

Hip Hop and Vivaldi? Oh, Yes!

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I do like ballet, and I do like modern dance. But hip hop? Give me a break... That was my attitude until last weekend, when I attended a performance by the French group, Compagnie Käfig, at The Music Center.

Catherine the Great: "Glutton" or Connoisseur?

Susan Jaques | Posted 08.27.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Initially, Catherine's art collecting was a political pursuit, part of a calculated strategy to transform Russia from northern backwater to European superpower.

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic G...

Talking about Art is like Dancing about Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson, famously said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Every time I go on the air wi...