| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon.
The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Gehry and Related Cos. have kissed and made up. Now we'll see if city and county officials bless the reconciliation.
After soliciting plans from other architects in recent months, Related has put Gehry back in charge of the design team for a $650-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a philanthropist who bucked powers-that-be in Los Angeles to keep architect Frank Gehry on the job during a crucial phase of planning the city’s new concert hall, has died. She was 79.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It's an unusually quiet fall morning outside Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. A lone office worker scurries past in skirt and tennis shoes, heels peeking out of her purse; otherwise, the street is nearly deserted of cars and only sunlight...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Here’s Eli and Edythe Broad’s advice to budding, young art collectors: take your time, do the research, don’t rush to buy.
“You got to invest time, it’s not just about money,” Eli Broad said this week at a talk for...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The in-progress museum known as the Broad opened its virtual “doors” Tuesday morning for a hard-hat tour of the Grand Avenue construction site – which, aside from its white honeycomb-like ceiling of skylights, looks basically like a...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Will L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art hire a museum director who actually has experience in running a museum?
The last time it did, Jimmy Carter was president and MOCA was still three years away from opening its doors.
Whether MOCA goes for...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Eli Broad said Tuesday that he won't continue giving $3 million a year to his new museum's across-the-street neighbor, the Museum of Contemporary Art, ending his five-year run as its primary funder.
But he thinks his museum, called the Broad, will be...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The most surprising thing about "Her," the new Spike Jonze movie, is not that it dares to suggest an otherwise sane person might fall in love with the operating system that runs his computer and his smartphone. Or that middle-aged men look good in high-...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Dec 16, 2013
There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...