Stories tagged with Arts

Eli Broad, Il Magnifico

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 16, 2010 at 9:21am   |   0 Comments

He has been called the Lorenzo de Medici of Los Angeles.

The heady world of Alfred Stieglitz

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 28, 2010 at 8:16am   |   0 Comments

Alfred Stieglitz, married to artist Georgia O’Keeffe and owner of a series of New York City art galleries, was a master networker.

The colorful, connected life of Thomas Hoving

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 23, 2010 at 6:19am   |   3 Comments

Thomas Hoving died in December, after multiple careers in which he showed off his exquisite taste and his talent for attracting media attention.

Rocco Landesman extends NEA support to military families

By A. James Memmott   |   May 25, 2010 at 7:06am   |   0 Comments

Rocco Landesman, the outspoken and successful Broadway producer, is opening some doors for the military as head of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steven Cohen and other hedge funders sought after by art museums

By A. James Memmott   |   May 19, 2010 at 9:28am   |   1 Comments

Having found all the old money (think Rockefeller, Guggenheim, etc.), New York City art museums are in hot pursuit of whatever new money has survived the recession.

Slave owner’s diary inspired Faulkner

By A. James Memmott   |   February 14, 2010 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

In a major discovery, a scholar has now located a real world inspiration for some of William Faulkner’s characters and themes.

An unusual friendship: Nica Rothschild and Thelonious Monk

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 9, 2009 at 10:00am   |   0 Comments

She was a baroness, descended from one of Europe’s wealthiest families. He was the great-grandson of a slave.

Are Nobel literary judges Euro-centric?

By Ric Bohy   |   October 9, 2009 at 12:31pm   |   0 Comments

Readers here and abroad waited this week to see if the Nobel literature jury considered Yanks too “ignorant” and “isolated” to deserve the prize.

Larry McMurtry’s enduring passion: buying books

By Gary Jacobson   |   July 29, 2008 at 9:31am   |   0 Comments

Larry McMurtry’s latest book, titled simply Books, is a memoir of his many decades as a book dealer. One of his favorite activities, he writes, has always been buying books. Lots of books.

Dalai Lama’s American friends keep trying

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 25, 2008 at 3:06pm   |   0 Comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are only the latest of a long list of Americans who have reached out to besieged Tibetans.

Lauder gives $131 million to the Whitney

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 19, 2008 at 9:36am   |   0 Comments

Cosmetics magnate Leonard A. Lauder has made the biggest gift the Whitney Museum has ever received.

For Patricia Cornwell, philanthropy has its price

By A. James Memmott   |   February 22, 2008 at 11:48am   |   0 Comments

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell has learned that even generosity can need an explanation.

Cornwell gave $1 million donation to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City this month.

But worried that some of her remarks about the gift might be read as demeaning police officers, Cornwell last week spent $250,000 to set the record straight.

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