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October 30, 2011
Joe Swanberg Spotlight at AFI Fest Nov. 6 "Silver Bullets" 9:45 p.m. Chinese 3 Nov. 7 "Art History" 9:30 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 8 "The Zone" (world premiere) 10 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 9 (all at Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian) 5 p.m. – "Silver Bullets" (second screening) 7 p.m. – "Art History" (second screening) 9 p.m. – "The Zone" (second screening)
April 18, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Pacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is her latest report. In 1955, Italian émigré artist Rico Lebrun posed a question for the Abstract Expressionists, “O.K. what you have done was fine and necessary but where the hell do you go now?” Quoted in curator Michael Duncan's catalog essay, Lebrun's sentiment captures the essence of “L.A.
January 28, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
As an eye-catching theme for an exhibition, cannibalism surely ranks right up there. At East Los Angeles College's Vincent Price Art Museum, cannibalism is the motif driving the third MexiCali Biennial, a show that packs the work of 26 artists and collectives from the U.S. and Mexico into relatively small quarters. Given the venue, which is named for an erudite actor who was both Yale-trained in art history and popular for ghoulish turns in horror movies, the cannibalism theme also exudes a wry, site-specific cheekiness.
March 18, 2012 | By Alec Nevala-Lee
One hundred years ago today, on March 18, 1912, two men dressed in black crossed the Seine in Paris to pay a call on their younger brother, an artist who lived alone in his studio on Rue Amiral-de-Joinville. Half a century later, the artist would vividly remember the dark clothes his brothers had worn that day, as if they had come to challenge him to a duel. The visit, it seems, was brief. Once his brothers had departed, the artist locked up the house and took a taxi by himself to the Quai d'Orsay, where the Salon des Independants was scheduled to begin later that week.
September 1, 2013 | By 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)
She viewed women's makeup as a mask of conformity, unisex trends as rendering men and women like puppies in a litter and the modern rage for skinniness as indicative of world woes. And she kept few of those views private. She endeared herself to students, colleagues, friends and the curious public by lecturing regularly on such subjects inside and outside the classroom. Mary A.
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]
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
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