‘TIME’ for Celebrity Close-Ups at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

‘TIME’ for Celebrity Close-Ups at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

  For almost 100 years, TIME Magazine’s covers have chronicled the newsworthy faces affecting American life. The photographs and original artworks commissioned to look out from the distinctive red border have featured the heroes, villains, politicians, and popular figures of the day, including Hollywood stars, recording artists, authors, and others from the art and entertainment worlds. […]

LACMA and Getty Use Two Museums to Showcase Joint Mapplethorpe Acquisition

LACMA and Getty Use Two Museums to Showcase Joint Mapplethorpe Acquisition

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are opening their long-awaited joint exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. LACMA and the Getty are using their two museums for one joint extravaganza retrospective to showcase their Mapplethorpe acquisition and honor the widely renowned, but sometimes controversial, photographer. Opening March 15 […]

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial works depicting homo-erotic images may have made the artist nationally known, but that is a small part of his legacy. The new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and J. Paul Getty Museum’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibits opening this week highlight the two venues’ joint acquisition of Mapplethorpe works […]