A somewhat conservative institution like the Getty Museum isn't alway known for its sense of humor. And Richard Meier's modernist castle on the hill can be intimidating. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the Getty jumping on one of the more amusing Internet memes to pop up in the last, oh, 7 ... More >>
What's the most-romantic neighborhood in Los Angeles?
Los Feliz? Hollywood? Larchmont Village?
No: Angelenos prefer a beach with bustle.
Santa Monica ranked as the top spot across the board in the latest Match.com "L.A. Dating" survey:
Timothy Potts is the new director of the Getty Museum, and will begin the job on Sept. 1.
Potts, a native of Sydney, Australia, has been director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, since January 2008. He also has been director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and before ... More >>
(Note: An earlier version of this post said that parking at the Getty was free after 5 p.m. It used to be free, but is actually now $10, a new policy implemented in Nov. 2011)
Are you the person who secretly doesn't put down enough cash for the check, leaving all your friends to scramble to cover i ... More >>
Judging by artworks on view around town, you'd think L.A. invented Thanksgiving. Or, maybe I'm reading too much into it.
In any case, here are five Thanksgiving-related L.A. artworks (that are probably not inspired by Thanksgiving).
jgarbeeNew Opening Night Diversity: Heels Chef Clogs At Gallery KMThere was a time when art gallery openings typically featured a cubed cheese platter and the sort of cheap wine that made even die-hard red wine drinkers switch to white for the night. (The chill helped mask the unpleasantnes ... More >>
Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Virginia Beahan, American, born 1946. Post-Revolutionary "Hombre Nuevo" (New Man), Las Tunas, 2004 Chromogenic print Sheet: 86.4 x 104.1 cm (34 x 41 in.) Wilson Centre for Photography
The Getty Center, Track 16, and Kopeikin Gallery are all presenting conc ... More >>
Fowler Museum StoreSalt And Pepper Shakers From The Fowler Museum StoreHoliday gifts for food-centric friends are tricky. You want something unique that isn't already lining their overstuffed kitchen cabinets. Sure, those Paula Deen silicone spatulas from Target are tempting, if only for the ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Christina M. FeliceVanaprastaBy now, we're sure you have your strategy mapped out for Saturday's street festival portion of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
You're hitting the Sunset Strip early for Semi Precious Weapons; you're darting between outdoor stages for the likes of Travie McCoy, ... More >>
via MySpaceMiguel Atwood-FergusonTonight's installment of Grand Performances at California Plaza -- one of our town's finest, free music al fresco opportunities -- figures to be especially grand.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the composer/producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist who boasts a resume ... More >>
Even if the only ink you sweat is your printer cartridge and your idea of iron comes in your vitamin supplements, there's a lot to recommend at this weekend's Ink-N-Iron Festival: the tunes. Among the the tatted masses, meticulously coiffed pompadours, corseted pin-up girls and acres of machi ... More >>
Drive-By TruckersYou may not have noticed if you don't live in a neighborhood where "y'all" is the prevalent pronoun -- and no, that's not pejorative -- but the Drive-By Truckers have a new album out. "The Big To-Do" is just that, out-sized riffs, growling vocals and sweat-stained rhythms sup ... More >>
GettyStatue of a Victorious Youth.At the same time the J. Paul Getty Trust is fighting Italy over ownership of a great, 2,000-year-old bronze statue, the J. Paul Getty Museum announced that it will present exhibitions in cooperation with the Sicilian cultural ministry.
According to the Assoc ... More >>
LACMAReenactment of Allan Kaprow's 'Fluids' (1967) at LACMA.The Getty Foundation Wednesday announced it's giving out $3.1 million in grants to support a massive, Southern California-wide series of exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, to take place in 2011 and 2012.
The ... More >>
Michael Brand is stepping down as director of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the end of the month, J. Paul Getty Trust CEO James N. Wood announced Thursday. He'll stay on as a consultant through summer and will reportedly be earning a salary through the end of his five-year contract at the close ... More >>
Photo credit: J. Paul Getty MuseumYour waiter, circa 1950In the era of celebrity cooks and Top Chef, it's often the rest of the people who work in the restaurant and food industry who get forgotten. When was the last time the Food Network gave a show to a waiter or a fishmonger?
Between 195 ... More >>
They were at the Getty Museum this past week. Masses of them. I was there with my dad and all of a sudden we were surrounded by a crowd of uniformed students. I went to Catholic school as a kid. It brought back, uh, fond memories of mean nuns, pleated red tartan skirts that would never stay properly ... More >>
I managed to miss the Aggrolites, which sucks, cuz they're mean and fun. I caught them at the Getty Museum courtyard earlier in the summer and they were excellent - too good to be playing so early in the day here at Detour. Well, I didn't miss them entirely... I could hear what i think was them, wh ... More >>