Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

The Allure of Matter and Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA

When most people think of material for sculptures, marble, bronze, clay and other traditional materials come to mind. However, a new exhibit of Chinese contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) shows the allure of using other matter in unusual artworks. Pieces constructed using human hair, cigarettes, melted plastic, and other […]

LACMA ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ Shows Depth of Diverse Talent

LACMA ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’ Shows Depth of Diverse Talent

American art has gone through a series of transitions in the past century as artists, many self-taught, embraced folk art and other non-classical techniques. Key examples showing the depth and diversity of talent from these “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” are now on view through March 17, 2019, at the Los Angeles County Museum of […]

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