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July 16, 2005 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Robert Sobieszek, the longtime curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, who took a fledgling collection in new directions and mounted adventurous shows that expanded the boundaries of what could be considered fine art photography, died at a Los Angeles hospital Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2005 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Robert Sobieszek, the longtime curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, who took a fledgling collection in new directions and mounted adventurous shows that expanded the boundaries of what could be considered fine art photography, died at a Los Angeles hospital Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
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December 16, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
This was Robert Sobieszek's year to be called to duty. After 20 years at the venerable George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., he answered a call from Los Angeles and agreed to take over the photography department at the County Museum of Art. But before he could cram his belongings into a moving van and head West, he had to take care of a piece of legal business. Nothing as routine as a traffic ticket, nothing as personal as his will or his income tax.
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July 8, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Robert Sobieszek has been busy in the year and a half since he took charge of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's photography department. An exhibit, "New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions: Photography From the Collection," on display through July 26, shows he has had a major impact on the museum's photography collection. LACMA owned about 2,700 photographs upon Sobieszek's arrival.
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July 8, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Robert Sobieszek has been busy in the year and a half since he took charge of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's photography department. An exhibit, "New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions: Photography From the Collection," on display through July 26, shows he has had a major impact on the museum's photography collection. LACMA owned about 2,700 photographs upon Sobieszek's arrival.
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October 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A museum curator, testifying at the obscenity trial of the Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Arts and its director, Dennis Barrie, compared Robert Mapplethorpe to Vincent Van Gogh. At issue are five photographs depicting sadomasochistic homosexual acts and two showing children with exposed genitals. Robert Sobieszek, curator of the Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., testifying by videotape, said Mapplethorpe's depiction of homosexual acts was, in effect, an autobiography.
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September 25, 1993
"Art on Film/Film on Art," a five-part visual arts film video series, opens a five-Saturday run Oct. 2 in LACMA's Brown Auditorium. The series includes 14 experimental films and videos made between 1986 and 1990 by "The Program for Art on Film," a joint venture of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. All work has been made by prominent film and video-makers in conjunction with art experts.
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May 16, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Charlotte Cotton, a British photography curator and writer who plunged into edgy contemporary projects after 12 years of curatorial work at the venerable Victoria & Albert Museum in London, has been appointed department head and curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She will join the museum's staff June 1, succeeding the late Robert A. Sobieszek and interim department head Tim B. Wride. "Charlotte's career bridges the traditional and the contemporary.
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January 24, 2006 | From Associated Press
Film executives are moving forward with a long-planned movie museum they hope will lure more visitors into the heart of America's film industry. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is building the museum, has selected a site for the $200-million film archive about a half mile south of the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, said Bruce Davis, the academy's director.
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March 12, 2001 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At USC's Fisher Gallery, "Lost and Found: Rediscovering Early Photographic Processes" is a lovely, low-budget funeral for lens-based imagery, which, since the introduction of digital pictures, has started to fade into the past. Organized by the USC museum studies class, the oddly haunting exhibition includes early and recent photographs made the old-fashioned way, by exposing specially treated surfaces to the light of the world.
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December 16, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
This was Robert Sobieszek's year to be called to duty. After 20 years at the venerable George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., he answered a call from Los Angeles and agreed to take over the photography department at the County Museum of Art. But before he could cram his belongings into a moving van and head West, he had to take care of a piece of legal business. Nothing as routine as a traffic ticket, nothing as personal as his will or his income tax.
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May 5, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW
The Scene "Black Seeds," the first mural to be completed under SPARC's 1990-91 "Neighborhood Pride: Great Walls Unlimited" mural program, was dedicated Saturday at Leslie N. Shaw Park, on Jefferson Boulevard near Arlington Avenue. Painted by Eddie Orr, David Mosley, William T. Stubbs, Norman Maxwell and Michael McKenzie, and conceived 10 years ago by neighborhood activist Gus Harris, "Black Seeds" pays tribute to African-American achievers in science, politics, sports and the arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Albert A. Dorskind, the former MCA executive who created the popular Universal Studios tour and spearheaded construction of Universal City, including its amphitheater and multiscreen motion picture complex, has died. He was 82. Dorskind, who was vice president of MCA Inc. and president of MCA Development Corp., died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long battle with prostate cancer, said his son, Jim.
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