| May 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Times reporter Ruben Vives writes Friday in the L.A. Now blog about street-art posters that have begun appearing in downtown L.A. that depict disgraced Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo, who was arrested last year as part of a larger crackdown......
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:43 PM
When French painter James Tissot unveiled his ambitious new depiction of "The Life of Christ" at the Paris Salon of 1894, the epic though still unfinished series of nearly 300 watercolors was a sensation.
Standing in the midst of this immense...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:00 PM
An upcoming exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is angering some New York Catholics. A short film called "A Fire in My Belly" by the late David Wojnarowicz shows ants crawling on a crucified Jesus Christ. It is part of a larger show called HIDE/SEEK.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:23 PM
A New York City councilman who made headlines in September after he was arrested while on his way to an event following the West Indian Day Parade, has been arrested at a massive Occupy Wall Street rally near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn City Council...
| Sep 1, 2011
PIX11's Lisa Mateo explored the Brooklyn Museum's "Latino List," in which visitors can be part of an interactive video display and learn more about an HBO documentary of the same name coming out later this month.
This exhibition presents twenty-five...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 7:12 PM
A New York City Council member from Brooklyn and a top staffer with the city's Public Advocate's office were arrested Monday following the festivities of the annual West Indian Day Parade.
A video of the arrest which happened near the Brooklyn Museum has...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by to talk about launching an investigation on police misconduct following the arrests of Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams and John Foy, a top staffer for De Blasio's office, in front of the Brooklyn...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 6:24 AM
After getting taken down, handcuffed and kept in police custody for no apparent reason during the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, the city councilmember and high-level city government aide it happened to are speaking out, and the police commissioner has...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The art-themed, reality-TV series "Work of Art" on Bravo appears to be kaput after two seasons, although no official announcement has been made by the cable channel.
On Tuesday, the website GalleristNY reported that Bravo isn't bringing the series...
| Apr 11, 2010
Three years ago I was sitting in a room in New York with some actors, a director and a young Iraqi woman named Wassan who was going over an early draft of my play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" and helping the actors with the Arabic that is peppered...
| Jul 2, 2008
I'm no fan of public art museums exhibiting private collections. The negatives so far outweigh the positives that such shows hurt, rather than help, a museum's mission.
The latest example is "Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections From the...