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August 30, 1992
Donald Crone, associate professor of political science in international relations at Scripps College, has been named dean of the faculty, succeeding Steven S. Koblik, who resigned to become president of Reed College in Oregon. Crone will be the chief academic officer and second-ranking administrative officer of the college.
April 18, 2013 | By David Ng
A new building complex will rise on the grounds of the Huntington Library in San Marino. The $60-million construction project, which recently kicked off following a ground-breaking, will create a new education and visitors center that is expected to be completed in 2015. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens said the new complex will feature 43,000 square feet of educational facilities and visitor amenities. There will also be 6.5 acres of new garden grounds.  The project will include a 400-seat lecture hall and four classrooms as well as meeting rooms and an expanded café and gift shop.
March 8, 2010 | By Suzanne Muchnic
John L. Gray, who transformed a museum devoted to the legacy of film and recording star Gene Autry into an intercultural history center with a broad view of the term "Westerner," will announce his retirement Tuesday as president of the Autry National Center of the American West. Opened in 1988 as the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, the institution evolved over Gray's 11-year tenure into the Museum of the American West and merged with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in 2003.
November 18, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Frances Lasker Brody, a philanthropist, arts advocate and collector who influenced the development of Los Angeles' cultural life as a founding benefactor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later as a guiding patron of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens in San Marino, has died. She was 93. Brody died Thursday at her Holmby Hills home after a long illness, said her son, Christopher. Known for her fierce intellect, strong opinions freely shared and unflagging sense of style, Brody, the daughter of advertising titan Albert Lasker, used her life of privilege to bring art to Southern California.
May 5, 2010 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Some mistresses are more valuable than others. On Tuesday night, Christie's New York sold Pablo Picasso 's bold 1932 portrait of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," for $106.5 million, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. "I think the Picasso illustrates what has been true in good and bad economic times — the very best works of art continue to sell at a premium," said Marc Porter, chairman of Christie's Americas. He said the nine bidders active after the opening bid of $58 million "came from all over: Asia, the U.S., and Europe, including the former Soviet republic."
February 5, 2011 | Reed Johnson
He's an expert on pirates of the Caribbean, and we're not talking Johnny Depp . He wrote his doctoral thesis on the social history of 17th century New York, a task that required him to learn Dutch. "Not the easiest thing I've ever done," said Robert "Roy" Ritchie, director of research at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens since 1992. He's broadly knowledgeable about the Huntington's archives, a treasure trove of some 9 million objects, and deeply versed in such arcane topics as 19th century British beach culture.
August 21, 2010 | By Charlotte Stoudt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Realtor Jade Mills calls it "Disneyland for adults," and the Holmby Hills home of art maven Frances Lasker Brody is something of a magic kingdom. The midcentury glass-walled temple of modernism is virtually unchanged since its completion in 1951 by architect A. Quincy Jones and decorator William "Billy" Haines. After a recent sale fell through, Coldwell Banker agents Mills and Linda May re-staged the house and Thursday night held an elegant invitation-only preview for architectural aficionados.
April 5, 2009 | Karen Wada
Suzy Moser is on a roll. Resplendent in teal and black, she is schmoozing potential donors in the teahouse of the Chinese garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Moser, the assistant vice president for advancement, tells tales of courting Hong Kong tycoons and local big shots -- part of a campaign that raised funds for the $18.3-million Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.
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