May 31, 2012 |
When UC Santa Barbara professor Ann Jensen Adams, known for her work on 17th century Dutch painting, was given the chance to try a new research website from the Getty last week, she first typed in the name of a major artist and author in the search field: Karel van Mander. She was surprised to find online a full-text version of Van Mander's 1604 masterpiece, "Het Schilder-Boeck" (Book of Painters), which attempted to introduce Dutch and German painters like Vasari's classic "Lives of the Artists" did for so many Italians.
May 3, 2012 |
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing Chinese artifacts worth more than $32 million from two British museums. Police in London on Wednesday arrested two men suspected of the April 13 theft of 18 mostly jade antiques worth $29 million from Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum. The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, police arrested two men and two women in Walsall, a town in central England, suspected in a recent theft at Durham University's Oriental Museum.
March 19, 2012 |
Ed Asner has developed a knack during his extensive showbiz career for portraying crusty characters armed with a gruffness that camouflages a decent nature and good heart. Those traits were at the core of Asner's most famous role, the crotchety Lou Grant of the landmark "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its dramatic "Lou Grant" spinoff. But there was a brief moment in Asner's past nearly 40 years ago when he went over to the dark side, playing a villain on CBS' "Hawaii Five-O. " On Monday's episode of the revamped "Hawaii Five-O," he gets to resurrect his bad-boy past.
January 20, 2011
ART The 16th annual L.A. Art Show returns to the Convention Center with multi-media works from more than 100 galleries around the globe, plus guided tours, discussions and after-parties. This year's focus is on contemporary Chinese art, highlighting the avant-garde collections of Guangzhou's 53 Art Museum. L.A. Convention Center. 1201 S. Figueroa St. $20 per day, $40 for a four day pass. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (310) 822-9145. laartshow.com.
July 23, 2009 |
Amid a financial crunch that has forced painful cutbacks at arts institutions across the country, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is forging ahead on many fronts. The board of trustees continues to grow. Construction of a new building for temporary exhibitions, funded by Stewart and Lynda Resnick and scheduled to open next year, is on track. LACMA visitors currently have a choice of three large special exhibitions as well as permanent collection galleries.
April 5, 2009 |
Suzy Moser is on a roll. Resplendent in teal and black, she is schmoozing potential donors in the teahouse of the Chinese garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Moser, the assistant vice president for advancement, tells tales of courting Hong Kong tycoons and local big shots -- part of a campaign that raised funds for the $18.3-million Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.