August 25, 1994 |
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.
September 13, 2009 |
In May 1965, two months after the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its doors on Wilshire Boulevard, Yook Young-soo, the wife of Park Chung-hee, president of the Republic of Korea, paid a visit. She was so disappointed with the paltry display of Korean art that she decided to take action. In February 1966, Korea's first couple gave the fledgling institution 23 ceramic works covering 1,000 years of Korean art history. The donation launched a collection that has grown, in fits and starts, to one of the world's most comprehensive holdings outside Korea.
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September 1, 2013 |
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)
September 11, 1994 |
The murals on the J. Paul Getty Museum's garden walls have been seen by millions of visitors since the Malibu institution opened 20 years ago. But who knew that the artist who painted--and is now restoring--the realistic likenesses of columns, garlands and still-life arrangements is Garth Benton, a third cousin of Thomas Hart Benton?
August 14, 1996 |
A retired art history professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing 14th century religious and historical documents stolen from libraries at the Vatican and in Spain. Anthony Melnikas did not admit taking the illustrated manuscript pages. But the 69-year-old former Ohio State professor gave no explanation of how he obtained them. He could get up to 64 years in prison and $2 million in fines. No sentencing date was set.
January 19, 1986
Jennifer Merin's detailed survey of Haitian art (Nov. 17) is a splendid guide to artists and galleries in Haiti. The author has done her homework about Haiti's art history, and she writes knowledgeably about specific artists and prices of their work. For those readers not able to travel to Haiti, my Spirit of Haiti Gallery opened Nov. 1 at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura. The gallery offers many of the artists cited by Merin. LAURA PECK Ventura