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Mapplethorpe On Our Minds

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Self-Portrait, 1988, Robert Mapplethorpe Image courtesy of The Getty A documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the twentieth century's most contro...

Game Changers

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The good ol' days of the manageable LA art scene, when one could see all gallery and museum exhibitions in one weekend... These days are gone. Now, if one wants to keep abreast of what's happening in the hundreds of galleries and dozens of museums around this town, it would constitute a full-time job.

Gods, Nudes, Politics

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I bet my bottom dollar that this gorgeous painting, with its life-size nude figure greeting her divine lover, will become a major attraction in the Getty collection. And hopefully, no visiting politicians object to being photographed in front of it.

An Exhibition That Happily Shreds Its Prime Material

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

With no exceptions, museum collections are full of artworks that use paper: prints, drawings, photographs, collages, and what have you... As we all kn...

Mr. Turner aka Mr. Storm

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The splendid exhibition at The Getty Museum of the most famous 19th century British artist, J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), was preceded by the release of ...

Art... I Love You, I Love You Not

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

With Valentine's Day knocking on our doors, love is waiting for us to make our choices and pronounce: "I love you, I love you not." Here are a few ideas for art adventures I want to offer you and your significant one for this love-filled Saturday.

A Holiday List of the Best Art Around Town

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, this is the time of year when our guestrooms and couches get crowded with kids, friends, in-laws, you name it... And we are expected to feed and entertain them.

Terrifying, Unsettling, Beautiful

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1938, Josef Koudelka is an extremely gifted and prolific artist, whose black and white photographs miraculously combine decisive and often painful moments of documentary with the beauty of elegantly controlled compositions.

Should Museums Get To Keep Ancient Artworks?

LA Times | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts

James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Medi...

Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.

The Getty Welcomes the Scandalous Art of James Ensor

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It was the year 1987, when a game-changing event took place here, in our City of Angels. Belgian newspapers jokingly referred to this event as, "The E...

The Getty Black Book

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.

Cooking Art History: Sicilian Gourmet

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

This rustic eggplant dish is inspired by Archestratus and includes my latest ingredient obsession, anchovies.

MCLA Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

We all have a social responsibility to continue the defragmentation process if this city is to become a world-class city, and whatever your tools and strength may be, that should become your weapon of choice.

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seymou...

Fame and Fortune, Three Hundred Years Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

He looks rather ordinary, but he's young and obviously happy -why else would he be laughing so freely? He is a newcomer to LA, having arrived only a f...

At the Getty: Tripping into the Fourth Dimension

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are a movie buff, the name of the German director Werner Herzog will definitely ring a bell for you. A rather loud bell, and with a strange, ve...

The City of Angels in All Its Imperfect Glory

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I went on the air with a program suggesting that major museums in Los Angeles could be more generous to their public. Compared to their cou...

Should Museums Be Free?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

Could museums be free? The innocent enough question came from an audience member at the recent Zócalo panel in Los Angeles on Friday. Three promin...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Summer's Last Hurrah is upon us and we've got ideas for squeezing every last moment from the glorious season.

The Last Days Of Pompeii

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius exploded over the ancient city of Pompeii, at once demolishing its future and preserving its history. Since the site was dis...

The Week In Art

Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts

This week we heard the heartwarming story behind a Beastie Boys fan's tribute to Adam Yauch, with a little help from Shepard Fairey. We also saw some ...

PLAN ForYourArt: May 10-16

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Cinespia kicks off its 10th season of film screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnic supplies.

What's Up for October From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Now that you've survived Back to School and the abrupt shift to homework-filled evenings, we think you should book a babysitter and take an evening off.

Do Museums Love Themselves More Than They Love Art?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the most despicable things that can happen to a great work art is to be willfully cut in pieces for the greedy purpose of making more money through multiple sales.