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
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.
August 31, 1986 |
Until recently a kind of intellectual disdain existed among academicians and art museum curators toward some forms of American Indian art. The older traditions of prehistoric art from the high cultures of Central and South America were more seriously regarded than the historic tribal arts north of Mexico. For example, these prehistoric traditions were taught in art history graduate study programs and exhibited as objets d'art in leading art museums throughout this country.
July 31, 2005 |
"It's funny," says Richard Tuttle, strolling through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's fourth floor, home to his first full retrospective, "I think you can have a maximum of maybe three real art experiences in a day if you're willing and wanting to, and here we are putting 300 pieces in a show, and I think to myself, 'What are you doing?' " It's less a matter of jitters than an example of the preoccupation with quandary that Tuttle's friends know to be characteristic of his thinking.
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A retired art history professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing 14th century religious and historical documents stolen from libraries at the Vatican and in Spain.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