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May 31, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW
The California Afro-American Museum in Exposition Park and the Long Beach Museum of Art are among 10 nationwide recipients of the first batch of grants from "AT&T New Art/New Visions," a fledgling corporate program that provides challenge grants for museum exhibitions of new work by living artists, especially works by women and artists of color.
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November 30, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Strong support for California's ambitious program to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming was reconfirmed in a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, showing once more the state's celebrated environmental consciousness. So perhaps it's time at least to ring a warning bell about a puzzling situation in Los Angeles' cultural environment, rather than its natural one. At area art museums, the job of chief curator appears to be edging toward the endangered species list.
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December 23, 2007
Museum treasures: An article Dec. 9 about treasures in local museums said that Karen Koblitz's "Hanukkah Still Life" will be displayed indefinitely at the Skirball Cultural Center. The display will be dismantled Dec. 30.
TRAVEL
October 9, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Was the Great Chicago Fire on the night of Oct. 8, 1871, really caused by one of Kate O'Leary's cows knocking over a lantern? One hundred and 40 years later, that question remains the topic of sometimes-heated debate, at least in Illinois. Three hundred Chicagoans died in the conflagration, and an additional 90,000 were left homeless, putting the Windy City tragedy in record books as one of the nation's worst disasters. In an eerie quirk of fate, an inferno of even greater proportions was visited upon a village 250 miles to the north that same evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1993
Gift shops of three local museums--the Southwest Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Museum of Contemporary Art--have joined forces for the holidays in a satellite store. The joint enterprise, Museum Shops at One Colorado, will operate through Jan. 16 at One Colorado Plaza in Pasadena's Old Town. The collaborative venture is coordinated by the Light-Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization.
NEWS
January 25, 2007
I just read the article about graffiti, in which Cynthia Dea states that the impact of graffiti on our local communities is "not really what we're after this afternoon" ["Alfresco," Jan. 18]. As someone who lives in a community with a lot of graffiti (the Melrose neighborhood), I found that comment, and the entire article, to be condescending and offensive. My partner and I belong to several local museums, and we certainly appreciate art. If someone wants to put up outdoor art of any kind on their own building, that's up to them.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1989
Hasn't The Times another reviewer it could send out to Orange County museums? I'm getting tired of Cathy Curtis' remarks about local museums. In her recent critique of a Muckenthaler Center exhibit in Fullerton ("O.C. Collects Paints Portrait of Collectors," Calendar, May 22), she even criticized the gallery space. After all, it is an old mansion and one works with what one has. She took another swipe at Bowers Museum in the review, too. In an earlier critique of Bowers Museum's last exhibit before closing for major repairs and renovation, she completely missed the theme of the show and her column was quite inappropriate.
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September 9, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When John Wayne Airport 's new terminal opens in November, it will add two commuter terminals, six gates and four new art displays. The works, some of which come from national and local museums, join the 9-foot statue of the namesake actor and might warrant a visit to the Orange County airport -- whether or not you are flying somewhere. "In Plane View" from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was on display there a few years back.
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July 27, 2002 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took Brian Breye 30 years to build up the Museum in Black, and just a few days to pack it into more than 100 boxes when debts forced him to close. Then came the check: $20,000 from a man he'd never met. Gene Scott, pastor of Los Angeles University Cathedral, made the donation, saving the Leimert Park Village museum from eviction. Property owner Edward MacDaniel said he was evicting Breye because he owed $20,000 in back rent.
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January 10, 1998 | MARTIN J. SMITH&
Change is one of the few constants in Orange County, where yesterday's strawberry field is tomorrow's strip mall, where "Founded in 1985" seems ancient. In local museums, displays and/or artifacts may be replaced anywhere from every few weeks to never. We asked museum officials how long their oldest item had been around. "Our oldest exhibit? It has to be the Mary Pickford set from the [1929] movie '[The] Taming of the Shrew.' She helped dedicate the museum, so that's been there 35 years.
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September 9, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
When John Wayne Airport 's new terminal opens in November, it will add two commuter terminals, six gates and four new art displays. The works, some of which come from national and local museums, join the 9-foot statue of the namesake actor and might warrant a visit to the Orange County airport -- whether or not you are flying somewhere. "In Plane View" from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was on display there a few years back.
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December 22, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
If through happenstance or procrastination you're faced with last-minute Christmas shopping, Culture Monster brings tidings of comfort and joy: You can do it at a museum store, getting a jump start on the peace-on-Earth payoff to this hectic season by enjoying a calming hour or two in the galleries before getting down to the spending at hand. FOR THE RECORD: Museum gift guide: An article in the Dec. 22 Calendar section about gift suggestions from local museum shops identified Cim Castellon as assistant vice president of marketing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her title is assistant vice president of merchandising.
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January 25, 2008 | Jason Felch, Times Staff Writer
Coordinated raids on four Southern California museums early Thursday suggest that the involvement of art institutions in the purchase of looted objects is far more extensive than recent high-profile scandals have indicated.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2007
Museum treasures: An article Dec. 9 about treasures in local museums said that Karen Koblitz's "Hanukkah Still Life" will be displayed indefinitely at the Skirball Cultural Center. The display will be dismantled Dec. 30.
NEWS
January 25, 2007
I just read the article about graffiti, in which Cynthia Dea states that the impact of graffiti on our local communities is "not really what we're after this afternoon" ["Alfresco," Jan. 18]. As someone who lives in a community with a lot of graffiti (the Melrose neighborhood), I found that comment, and the entire article, to be condescending and offensive. My partner and I belong to several local museums, and we certainly appreciate art. If someone wants to put up outdoor art of any kind on their own building, that's up to them.
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February 26, 2004 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Sarah Higgins braced her slight frame against the weight of a thick steel door. The vault opened, relinquishing its seal with a satisfying belch, and Higgins stepped inside, into a museum curator's vision of purgatory. There are days when Higgins, the director and only full-time staff member of a county museum in South Texas, feels blessed to be in here, when she feels she is surrounded by genius. Then there are days like this, when she fears she is standing amid a pile of junk.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2003 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Some staffers were still cleaning out their offices this week after an abrupt series of layoffs at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Budget problems forced the elimination of 23 full- and part-time employees, about 7% of the work force at the Exposition Park institution, according to chief deputy director Jural Garrett.
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June 20, 2003 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Some staffers were still cleaning out their offices this week after an abrupt series of layoffs at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Budget problems forced the elimination of 23 full- and part-time employees, about 7% of the work force at the Exposition Park institution, according to chief deputy director Jural Garrett.
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