September 16, 2000 |
The Denver Art Museum said it will return a 17th century Dutch painting to the heirs of a man killed in a German concentration camp after determining that the work was either looted by Nazis or sold under extreme wartime "duress." Museum spokeswoman Christine Genovese said the painting, "The Letter" by Gerard Ter Borch, has been in the museum's collection since 1961.
June 8, 1999
Christie's Los Angeles will conduct its second sale of 20th century American art on Wednesday in two sessions, at 4 and 6:30 p.m. The artworks will be exhibited at the Murray Feldman Gallery in the Pacific Design Center through Tuesday. Pieces scheduled to go on the block include works from the collections of the Denver Art Museum and Maurice Tuchman, senior curator emeritus of 20th century art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Information: (310) 385-2600.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006 |
Dorothy Harmsen, 91, a co-founder of the Jolly Rancher Candy Co., best known for its fruit-flavored candy bricks, died of a heart attack Aug. 29 in Denver. She had been a resident of the city for some years. She and her late husband, William, started their confections business in the early 1940s on a 10-acre farm near Denver. They began with ice cream but added candy in 1949, making their products in the barn. Their three children were their main taste-testers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2002 |
Bill Harmsen, 89, who with his wife started the Jolly Rancher Candy Co., died of prostate cancer Wednesday in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Jolly Ranchers, the hard candies in flavors such as cinnamon and watermelon that are sold around the world, were created by Harmsen and his wife, Dorothy, on the family farm in Golden, Colo. Harmsen was a retired Continental Airlines pilot when he opened an ice cream shop in Golden in 1949 and concocted the candy to keep money coming in during the winter months.
May 16, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. The Assn. of Art Museum Curators handed out its annual awards this week, and among the honorees were Pacific Standard Time -- the recent survey of Southern California art organized by the Getty -- and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. PST received a first-place prize in the category of outstanding catalog based on an exhibition. The award was for the catalog " Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945-1980 . " The first-place prize was shared by LACMA, for the exhibition catalog " Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts.
December 31, 2001 |
Television welcomes the new year with a variety of programming choices that include culture, history, drama, football and celebration. ABC News' Peter Jennings gets the TV party started when he anchors the 31/2-hour special "ABC 2002" (6:30 p.m. KABC), from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
August 29, 2007 |
East West Bank has purchased a $2-million collection of Chinese contemporary art for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, but you'll have to go to the bank's headquarters in Pasadena to see it. Under terms of an unusual agreement, MOCA curators selected 11 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by six artists -- including leading figures such as Xu Bing and Cai Guo-Qiang -- and the bank paid for them.
July 9, 2007 |
Continuing to build its contemporary art holdings despite prohibitive market prices, the UCLA Hammer Museum has been chosen by Colorado developer Larry Marx and his wife, Susan, to inherit their collection of drawings and other works on paper by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and other major figures of the post-World War II era.