YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsArt History

Art History

July 11, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When Anne van Grevenstein-Kruse was a child, her family made a pilgrimage from Antwerp to Ghent to see "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," the celebrated 15th century altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. "It was still in its original chapel," she recalls, "and I remember very well the old man who was paid to close the altarpiece and open it again." Made up of 18 painted panels, the work, also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, is widely considered a treasure of early Northern Renaissance art and an object of veneration in Art History 101. It also boasts a legacy so checkered that it could be lifted from a Dan Brown novel.
July 15, 2007
AND Stanley Meisler's point in his review of Sargent's works ["Portrait of an Artist on Vacation," July 8] is? The exhibition is not in Los Angeles, not even in California. If I wanted an art history lesson, I would go to the library or the museum. STEPHANY YABLOW North Hollywood
Before taking a class during her senior year at Rosemead High School, Lisa Chan thought art history was nothing more than learning the difference between a Monet and Manet, a Picasso and Pissarro. But while earning an art history degree at UCLA last spring and interning at museums in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Chan, 22, has discovered there's almost no end to where art history can lead. This summer, Chan was one of 12 undergraduates chosen for an internship with the J.
April 9, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
It's not uncommon for museums to encroach upon what used to be the exclusive turf of galleries, to indulge in a bit of reputation inflation by showcasing recent MFAs rather than waiting for them to season and mature. In turn, some galleries, driven by a different set of credibility-attuned motives, have assumed museum-like practices, mounting historically significant exhibitions, complete with scholarly publications. Kayne Griffin Corcoran's John Tweddle show is of this ilk. It's guest-curated by Alanna Heiss, founder of PS1 (now MoMA PS1)
September 1, 2013 | Devin Kelly
Michael McManus, the former chief curator for the Laguna Art Museum and organizer of a major scholarly overview of California Impressionism, has died. He was 60. McManus, who had a heart condition, died Aug. 10 at his home in Seal Beach, said Mike Stice, a spokesman for Laguna College of Art and Design. Known for his quirky mannerisms and encyclopedic knowledge of the history of art and regionalist movements, McManus was a popular faculty member at Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California)
October 22, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
"That looks enormous, way out of proportion. It dwarfs everything else in the gallery." Stephanie Barron is gazing unhappily at a mannequin in a zoot suit standing on a central platform in a room of 1940s artworks at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a month before the exhibition "Made in California" will open, but the countdown is on for the museum's senior curator of modern and contemporary art and vice president of education and public programs.
November 29, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
On Monday night, the Getty will present its inaugural J. Paul Getty Founder's Award to Harold Williams and Nancy Englander, who have helped lead the J. Paul Getty Trust -- and envision its future -- since 1981. The award will be given out annually to honorees internationally in the areas represented at the Getty -- art, research, conservation, and philanthropy. “It's fitting that the first award should go to the two people who gave intellectual structure and physical form to Mr. Getty's vision,” James Cuno, Getty president and CEO, said in a statement.  “And [two people]
Los Angeles Times Articles