| Jan 25, 2009
Art history is a messy business. And the urge to clean it up is irresistible, especially in the period of the Cold War in Germany.
No surprise, then, that the most common shorthand for art produced in the divided nation goes something like this: East...
| Mar 26, 2009
| 11:06 AM
New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
| Dec 29, 2008
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| Jul 9, 2008
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired a collection of Oceanic art considered to be one of the most significant private collections of its kind assembled in the 20th century.
The acquisition, announced Tuesday by the museum, comprises 46...
| Apr 23, 2008
NEW YORK -- One of the signatures of a James Kalm review is the heavy breathing.
The all-weather video art critic invariably arrives at the gallery or museum on his stripped-down mountain bike, so for the first few moments of his commentary, he's...
| Nov 3, 2008
In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...
| Nov 7, 2008
It's been a momentous week. Monday morning at the Music Center, Los Angeles Opera announced a monumental citywide "Ring" festival. As many as 50 organizations around town have expressed willingness to help the company promote its first attempt at Wagner's...
| Nov 7, 2008
When it comes to his future arts giving in today's economy, even Eli Broad, perhaps Los Angeles' most generous arts supporter, is looking at the bottom line.
"The value of the Broad Foundation is down 18%," says Broad, who can count among his latest...
| Mar 21, 2010
In the beginning of "A Conversation With Eric Fischl and Steve Martin" at the LA Art House in West Hollywood, Martin pondered our love of art, noting that Los Angeles has built new art museums costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
"I don't think...
| Oct 18, 2009
For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher...
| Nov 12, 2008
| 4:14 PM
Eli Broad and fashion designer Valentino were among the collectors who converged on Sotheby's in New York on Tuesday night to pick through big-name contemporary art at discount prices.
"It's a half-price sale," said Broad, the 75-year-old Los Angeles...