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Stepping up the effort to strengthen its European art collection, the Getty Museum has acquired two major Old Masters paintings: an exuberant early self-portrait of Rembrandt from around 1628, and a classic scene of the Grand Canal in Venice by...
Los Angeles teachers overwhelmingly expressed "no confidence" in L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy in the first vote of its kind in the nation's second-largest school system. In the weeklong referendum that ended Wednesday, 91% of the participating teachers...
After dozens of meetings and a few orphaned ideas, the Getty has settled on a theme for a 2017 sequel to the 2011-12 museum exhibition extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time. It will be "Los Angeles and Latin America," or "L.A./L.A." for short. "The...
Tags: Artists, Arts and Culture, Arts, Museums, Research
Happy days were here again in 2012 for a number of folks in the executive offices of the J. Paul Getty Trust, although it wasn't the best of times for some others on the staff of about 1,250. A “senior management compensation” disclosure dated...
Tags: CEO Pay, Arts and Culture, Finance, Museums, Earnings
A new national survey of nonprofit executives suggests it isn’t just the uncertain economy that’s making it hard for charities – including arts and culture groups – to meet their fundraising goals. The research says there’s...
Last time around the focus was Southern California's art history; now homegrown architecture is getting its time in the sun. Getty Trust leaders are announcing Monday the final roster of exhibition and event partners in its Pacific Standard Time spinoff,...
When Timothy Potts became the director of the Getty Museum in September, he knew he was stepping into an anomaly of a job, unusual within the ranks of America's most prestigious museums. Other museum heads, bound by tight budgets, must essentially beg...
Timothy Potts has made his first major purchase as the new Getty Museum director: He bought Lieven van Lathem’s illuminated manuscript Roman de Gillion de Trazegnies for $6.2 million at Sotheby’s Wednesday night in London. The manuscript...
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Southern California are in talks about a possible partnership that would link the ambitious private university with the fiscally struggling downtown museum. Responding to Los Angeles Times...
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...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Museums, Finance, Fine Artists, Spain
FrameworkThree different bodies of work created by the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe at LACMA...
When David Lee first arrived at Caltech, he was seeking his doctorate in physics, and calculators were the hot new data-crunchung tool. Today, supercomputers interpret mountains of numbers at lightning speeds, students can track it all on their iPads,...
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