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November 8, 1995 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Trust's latest acquisition isn't a Greek statue or an Old Master painting that the public can rush to see at the Getty museum in Malibu. It's merely a stack of papers and photographs, tucked away with Resource Collections at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Santa Monica.
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November 8, 1995 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Trust's latest acquisition isn't a Greek statue or an Old Master painting that the public can rush to see at the Getty museum in Malibu. It's merely a stack of papers and photographs, tucked away with Resource Collections at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Santa Monica.
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October 12, 1989 | LEAH OLLMAN
Someone had to do it. The pomp and heavy hype embellishing the upcoming show of Faberge eggs was ripe for a satirical swipe. Few in San Diego were as fit and willing to do it as James Dean Healy, proprietor of downtown's Tohubohu Studio/Gallery and self-professed renegade of the local art scene. Healy put out a call for contributions to the show, "Fabulous Egg Salad," and eggs began rolling in from as far as Los Angeles and Arizona.
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December 19, 1991 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the 18th- and 19th-century Shakers crafted unadorned furniture with nothing in mind but God and the gratification of their labor, they could scarcely have predicted that one day, their tables and chairs would be enshrined in museums and collectors' homes as tokens of wealth, status and a taste for simplicity cultivated by Minimalist art.
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July 8, 1990 | WILLIAM WILSON
This crisp and lovely city has revolution in the air. It celebrated American Independence Day last Wednesday by opening an exhibition about the art of the Russian Revolution. Called "Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism 1914-1932," this landmark show will be on view at the University of Washington's Henry Gallery through Sept. 2 before traveling to other cities. (Los Angeles is not among them.
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July 12, 1987 | WILLIAM WILSON
What makes a successful museum? Ah, good, for once an easy question. A terrific collection, decently housed, makes a successful museum. Oh wrong, wrong, wrong. How can anybody be so hopelessly out of date? When plans for a new museum were unveiled in Cologne everybody hated them.
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December 22, 1996 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Ancient and ultramodern, monumental and tiny, created in oil, bronze and videotape, an eclectic parade of artworks has joined the collections of Southern California's museums during 1996. Items have arrived singly and in large groups. Some made splashy entrances; others slipped in quietly. A few were acquired for many millions of dollars. Many more were gifts of individual patrons, foundations and support groups.
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