March 30, 2013 |
Tucked away and forgotten for years in a museum storage bin, the small oil painting held a great secret and was just biding its time, waiting for someone to notice it. And then one day someone did. So began the Case of the Curious Curator. It all started in 2000 (actually a couple centuries earlier, but that's getting ahead of the story) when a canvas in dreadful condition called "Venice: The Molo from the Bacino di S. Marco" was bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum from a deceased local collector's foundation.
March 8, 2013
Urs Fischer likes big gestures, and this year (April 21 to Aug. 19) MOCA is giving him the space to make them, devoting part of its Grand Avenue and Geffen buildings to a midcareer survey of the Swiss-born, New York-based artist. The show's curator, Jessica Morgan of the Tate Modern in London, gives us an early sense of what to expect. How did you come to curate this show for MOCA? Through my relationship with Urs. We've been doing projects now for 10 years or so. The first one was a big show in Iceland about [the influence of]
March 5, 2013 |
Hungry Cat Hollywood's birthday bash: The Hungry Cat in Hollywood is throwing itself a birthday party on Friday in celebration of the restaurant's eighth anniversary. The bash will pay tribute to chef and owner David Lentz's hometown of Baltimore by featuring an outdoor barbecue, pit beef sandwiches, grilled oysters, a raw bar and $8 cocktails on the dinner menu. Call for reservations. 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, (323) 462-2155, www.thehungrycat.com . Alain Giraud at the Strand House: Champagne and caviar are what's on the menu for the next dinner in the Strand House's Culinary Masters series.
February 28, 2013 |
The man who made a fortune bringing the Super Bowl, Bill O'Reilly and Grateful Dead concerts to listeners nationwide via their local radio stations has returned to programming. But now he's bypassing conventional radio. Norman J. Pattiz, who created and turned Westwood One into one of the biggest and most recognizable radio networks in the country, is this week launching PodcastOne.com, a one-stop site that offers shows from hundreds of online broadcasters for listeners to browse and download.
February 2, 2013 |
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter. " The ubiquitous performer - actually a semiautomatic pistol - is the Glock-17. A kind of Kevin Bacon of firearms, the Glock-17 appears without ceremony in movies and TV shows year after year, largely because it's also popular with the law enforcement officers being depicted. There is one place, however, where the Glock-17 is treated like a star - along with the dainty Walther PPK/S handgun that is James Bond's sidearm of choice, the long-barreled Winchester rifles the Prohibition agents tote on the 1920s-set HBO show "Boardwalk Empire" and the oversized Desert Eagle pistols used in the "Modern Warfare" and "Far Cry" series of video games.
February 1, 2013 |
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is rolling out an art Hot 100 of sorts - website videos starring 100 of the New York City museum's curators, each of whom discusses a single work from the museum's collection “that changed the way they view the world.” “Starring” may not be quite the word as regards the curators, judging from the first six 2-1/2 to 3-minute videos posted on a web page dubbed “82 nd & Fifth,” after the museum's location....