November 29, 2009
'Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference' Where: J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles When: Dec. 8-Feb. 28 Contact: (310) 440-7300, www.getty.edu Also "Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition," J. Paul Getty Museum to Feb. 28. "The Golden Age in the Golden State: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings," Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino; Dec. 5-March 29; (626)
May 24, 2012 |
Starting Monday, Memorial Day, select museums around the country will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, Sept. 3. The program is a partnership between the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, a nonprofit group providing support for military families. The museum program was started in 2010 and is now in its third year. To obtain free admission, visitors must present a valid piece of identification showing active duty in the military or National Guard and Reserves.
December 3, 2008 |
"It may come as a surprise to most people that Southern California -- Los Angeles in particular -- has the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings in the United States with the exception of New York and Washington," says Scott Schaefer, senior curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. That's the message in his recorded welcome to "Rembrandt in Southern California," a virtual exhibition on the Getty's website (www.rembrandtinsocal.org) that makes a strong point: Although the East Coast cities got a 100-year head start in collecting the 17th century Dutch master's work, SoCal has made up for lost time.
May 27, 1992 |
Jay Johnson's new wall sculptures have an odd magnetism that is easier sensed than described. Made of a variety of materials that include wood, rusted metal, paint and flock, they are tight formal constructions with a loose, open interpretive range. They feel refreshingly earnest, occasionally coy and sometimes downright playful. They are philosophical, but never stuffy or overly erudite.
October 18, 2006 |
One hundred and ninety-one years after it was created, a year after heirs of the original owner decided to sell it at auction, four months after the Los Angeles County Museum of Art snapped it up for $2.7 million, Jacques-Louis David's "Portrait of Jean-Pierre Delahaye" is making its public debut. The startlingly realistic painting of a white-haired attorney with an equivocal gaze is the centerpiece of a small exhibition opening Thursday at LACMA.
November 30, 1991 |
From the windows of the Balboa Art Conservation Center, one can see a continuous flow of public life, at times restful, at times raucous, but ever exposed. Inside, the Balboa Park center feels like a private enclave, a sanctuary for sophisticated work blending highly disparate talents. Part canny detectives, part efficient lab technicians and part sensitive artists, the art conservators within apply their healing skills to paintings, manuscripts, drawings and other aging and ailing artworks.