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In the news: Getty names new president- James Cuno

The J. Paul Getty Trust has named as its new Chief Executive Officer, James Cuno, the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Cuno has an M.A. and PhD in art history from Harvard, where he served as director of the Harvard Art Museums. His curatorial expertise focuses on 18th and 19th century French printmaking.

Dr. Cuno wrote about cultural patrimony in his 2008 book Who Owns Antiquity?

Wishing Dr. Cuno all the best in ushering a new era at the Getty!

For the full report, please read:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-getty-cuno-20110510,0,973976.story

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Vermeer painting never before seen in California- to be on view at Norton Simon

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will loan Vermeer‘s “Woman with a Lute” to the Norton Simon Museum this summer.  No West Coast museum currently owns a work by the celebrated Dutch Master.

For a full report, please read:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/norton-simon-museum-borrows-vermeer-pearl-picture-from-metropolitan-never-shown-before-in-california.html

Johannes Vermeer,

1662-1663

“Woman With a Lute”


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Exhibit “Revisiting the Regency, England 1811-1820″- Huntington Library


Revisiting the Regency;

England, 1811-1820

April 23- Aug 1, 2011

Library, West Hall

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA  91108.

http://www.huntington.org

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Mark Morris Dance Group at LA Opera: May 5-8

George Frideric Handel’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” 

Pastoral ode after poems by John Milton, rearranged by Charles Jennens 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Grant Gershon, CONDUCTOR 
Hei-Kyung Hong, SOPRANO 
Sarah Coburn, SOPRANO 
Barry Banks, TENOR 
John Relyea, BASS-BARITONE

Available by phone only – 213.972.8001 – as an add-on to an LA Opera subscription._(No web orders or single ticket sales at this time.)
May 5 6, 7— 7:30 p.m.
May 8: 2:00 p.m
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Dialogue between art and fashion- May 3- Century City

The Fashionable Body: An Art and Fashion Dialogue

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Refreshments: 6:30pm Panel: 7–9pm

Ray Kurtzman Theater at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Join the MOCA Contemporaries for a discussion about art and fashion with celebrity stylist and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, fashion designer Michael Schmidt, and painter Kimberly Brooks, moderated by fashion and culture writer, curator, consultant, and the former West Coast bureau chief ofWomen’s Wear Daily, Rose Apodaca. The panelists will discuss the convergence of couture and pop culture as it relates to performance and visual art.

INFO 213/633-5348

Tickets $40 at

mocacontemporariesfilm-rss.eventbrite.com

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Reception welcoming Jeffrey Deitch at MOCA- May 12

The Harvard Club and the Williams Club invite you for an hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar reception welcoming Jeffrey Deitch. Docent-led tours will begin at 6pm followed by a reception. Space is limited, first come first serve.

Thursday May 12th- 5:30 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: $45, Members; $50, Non-members; $40, Recent Grads (after 2000)
Contact: Albert Chang, AlbertChang@charter.net

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Kenneth Branagh In Person- Santa Monica, May 8- Hamlet

KENNETH BRANAGH IN PERSON- Santa Monica
HAMLET in 70mm
Sunday May 8: 5:00pm-9:30p.m.
AERO THEATER. 1328 Santa Monica Avenue at 14th Street. Santa Monica, CA,
Director Kenneth Branagh updates Shakespeare’s classic to the second half of the 19th century and presents one of the last films to be shot in 70mm. Branagh’s supporting cast includes: Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, John Gielgud, Robin Williams, and Billy Crystal!

Discussion following with Kenneth Branagh.

For information on tickets, please see:
http://www.fandango.com/americancinemathequeattheaerotheatre_aacpd/theaterpage

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Tim Burton exhibit coming to LACMA

May 29 through October 31, 2011.

The exhibition will bring together more than 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, film and video works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects.

The tickets for the exhibit go on sale May 2.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art • 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90036

323-857-6000. For more information, please visit:

http://www.lacma.org/art/tim-burton.aspx

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Spanish Police find missing Goya and El Greco Paintings

Spanish Police have discovered two missing masterpieces, El Greco’s ”La Anunciacion,” and Goya’s ”La Aparicion de la Virgen del Pilar.”

The paintings had been missing for more than two decades and were recovered after a tip led them to a private home in Alicante.

For more information, please read:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/04/15/Spanish-police-find-El-Greco-Goya-artwork/UPI-72751302884799/

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Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto-April 16 and 17- LA Chamber Orchestra

What you are, is by accident of birth; What I am, I created myself.

There are, and have been, thousands, of princes; 

There is only one Beethoven.”

-Ludwig Van Beethoven to Prince Lichnowsky, after storming out of his estate

BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR CONCERTO
  • Saturday, April 16, Alex Theater, Glendale- 8pm. 216 North Brand Boulevard
    Sunday,  Apr 17,  Royce Hall, UCLA- 7pm
  • Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
  • Jon Kimura Parker, piano
  • JOHN HARBISON Gli accordi più usati(“The Most Often Used Chords”)
  • DVOŘÁK Serenade in E major for Strings
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor”
For information about tickets, please call: 213 622 7001
or visit:  http://www.laco.org/
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