• What happens when beautiful street art meets a Rome ghetto?

    Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in creating an outdoor art exhibit designed to place beauty at the center of an impoverished neighborhood.

  • Paris wax museum unveils statue of Pope Francis

    The directors of the Grévin Wax Museum in Paris presented the first statue of Pope Francis that is now part of its popular collection.

  • Reclaiming the human figure – art exhibit uses body, form to evangelize

    Can a portrait of a human face evangelize? Curators of a brand-new traveling art exhibit answer a resounding “Yes.”

  • Exposition Park hosts new IMAX film ‘Jerusalem,’ Dead Sea Scrolls

    The California Science Center at Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles is hosting interconnected multimedia events: the new 45-minute IMAX film “Jerusalem” and an exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls contextualized by historic and remarkably preserved artifacts from the Holy Land.

  • Van Gogh’s ‘The Mulberry Tree’ at the Norton Simon Museum

    When I go to a museum, I don’t like to look at a hundred pictures for a short time. I like to look at one picture for a long time.

  • Vessels and Channels

    As he walked through his current solo exhibition “Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels” at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, artist Simon Toparovsky was inspired to do a bit of rock pile rearranging in one of the three side chapels that hold his art installations.

     

     

  • The illuminated culture of giving

    All in all, modern day customs of gift giving have their origins in practices from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, explains Christine Sciacca, curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of the newly opened exhibition “Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages.”

  • How a modern DC art exhibit is learning womanhood from Mary

    A new art exhibit in Washington, D.C., hopes to revive a sense of womanhood exemplified in the Virgin Mary, as depicted by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

  • Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle at the L.A. Opera

    I’m enthralled by the late opera singer Maria Callas — her voice, her life. I also have a thing for the somewhat obscure German contralto Emmi Leisner (1885-1958). But perhaps like many of us, I’ve always thought of opera as a high-brow version of the musical, which, with the exception of Fred Astaire movies, I pretty much can’t stand.

  • ‘A Spectacular Triumph’

    Breathtaking, inspiring and artistically engaging, “Spectacular Rubens: the Triumph of the Eucharist,” a new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, features the work of master artist Peter Paul Rubens told in both elaborate oil sketches and monumental original tapestries woven in the early 1620s for a Franciscan convent in Spain.

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Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

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