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The Devil's Dictionary

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The name Joe Reza "Prime" should be a household name, one that everyone should recognize.

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obam...

An Uneasy Coexistence of Art and Film

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A few years ago, a very informative and extremely eloquent documentary, The Rape of Europa, (2006) introduced a wide audience to the important st...

Up Close and Personal

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's near impossible to stand in front of Jackson Pollock's Mural and not think about this All-American genius, about his tumultuous life, and the l...

7 Secret Masterpieces That Are Now Yours To Download

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

The debate over how much work a museum should digitize, and at what quality, and for whom, is still being argued. But this week, the Getty Museum and ...

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...

Exhibitions that Engage Instead of Lecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are an architecture buff and Los Angeles is your hunting ground, then you are in luck. Over the last few months, thanks to the Getty initiati...

Son of "Pacific Standard Time"

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty exhibition hopes to make us really see Los Angeles. Co-curator Rani Singh says, "these buildings become intimate in a way, and hopefully with our exhibition, one comes out with a different understanding and an appreciation for the city that we live in and the level of beauty here."

Happy Days, and Hours, Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's Art Talk got particularly passionate responses from KCRW listeners who hear my program on the air, or those who read the text of it on the...

Los Angeles, a Giraffe of a City

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, and still, I'm as intrigued and fascinated by this city today as I was on my day one. Yes, you m...

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

From March Madness and the Asics L.A. Marathon to three remarkably stimulating visual painting, photography and fashion shows, this upcoming weekend is a great chance to celebrate the multifaceted perks of being an Angeleno.

From the Sublime to the Hauntingly Ridiculous

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let's go to UCLA's Hammer Museum to see an exhibition by Los Angeles artist Llyn Foulkes, whose work will scare the hell out of you. And if that's not the case, then there is probably something wrong with you.

A Good Day In Los Angeles

Party Earth | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Beneath the glitz and glamour of the showbiz capital of the world is a sprawling city with neighborhoods catering to every personality imaginable, ensuring endless possibilities of activity for anyone.

An Art Remedy for Your Cold

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I hear that many of you greeted 2013 with coughing and sneezing -- me too. I treated myself with everything my late mother taught me. But what ultimately turned things around was a generous dose of splendid art.

Five Things Every Visitor Needs to Do in Los Angeles

Party Earth | Posted 01.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

There are thousands of things to do in Los Angeles, and it's near impossible to figure out how to make the most of a short trip. Here are some of the best, well-rounded suggestions for anyone looking to get a 'little' off the beaten path.

Art Exhibits at LACMA and the Getty: Invasion of Saints and Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Virtually simultaneously, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have unveiled major exhibitions celebrating the legacy of two towering figures of Italian art.

A Vortex of Images: Mysterious, Challenging and Very Noisy

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last weekend, I went with friends to check out several promising exhibitions at various L.A. galleries. At three of those galleries, we were fortunate enough to meet the artists and talk with them about their work.

PLAN ForYourArt: October 18-24

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex. The tour features resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, and performance art.

Peter Zokosky: The Shock of the Weird (PHOTOS)

John Seed | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
John Seed

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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...

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...

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

Klimt Show at the Getty... and a Meal to Match!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On my last trip to New York, I dumped my bags at the hotel and grabbed a cab to the Neue Gallerie uptown. There I spent a delightful hour perusing their exciting collection... especially one painting, the legendary portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I."

Truth, Beauty & Desire in Vienna (Klimt's Drawings at the Getty)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty exhibition "Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line" puts a lie to the usual characterization, demonstrating how Klimt's work conveys complex emotions and even allegorical ideals.

PLAN ForYourArt: March 29-April 4

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style explores Herb Ritts's extensive photographic career, including a selection of renowned and previously unpublished photographs, as well as his directorial projects.