| Aug 29, 2010
John Galliano, a student of history unlike any other designer of his generation, has imagined runway collections from French Revolution-era street scenes, Napoleon-era cartoons and the life of Pocahontas. His globetrotting research trips are legendary,...
| Jul 17, 2011
In a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
| Sep 4, 2011
On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists.
"On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Griffin Court in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute was transformed into a giant snow globe for "Let it Snow," the inaugural holiday party hosted by the Woman's Board of the Art Institute. More than 350 adults and children welcomed in the holiday season...
| May 14, 2011
Power, money and love fuel extravaganzas. Railroad millionaire Henry E. Huntington had all three and used them in the closing decade of his life to build his eponymous San Marino library and gardens. You know the mansion, the cactus and the Japanese tea...
| Jun 9, 2011
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Standing atop a patch of churned-up dirt on a recent morning, James Corner was surrounded by mismatched palm trees, chipped sidewalks and sagging chain link: a typical slice of Southern California landscape caught unawares, hardly ready for its close-up....
| Dec 1, 2009
| 9:32 PM
The dream of razing four of the Los Angeles County Museum of Artâs oldest buildings â or at least radically reconfiguring the dreary, closed-in quadrangle they occupy â is being resurrected at the Wilshire Boulevard institution. The Architectâs...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 9:32 PM
For those of you keeping score at home, weâre up to three architectural saviors for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in less than a decade. First came a 2001 proposal by Rem Koolhaas to raze most of the......
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The Dutch publisher Materia, which architects and designers such as Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry call upon for the latest on building materials, presented an eyeful of innovation at the 100% Design show in London. Among the displays: Ting's...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Though the arts district on the edge of downtown Dallas has a long and bumpy history, it is rounding into something at least resembling final form. Two much anticipated new buildings -- an opera house by Foster + Partners and......