FROM Tyler Green
'Pacific Standard Time' Opens in Los Angeles Chicano art, black art, light-and-space art and feminist art are just some of the features of a massive look back at art in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980. It was a freewheeling time of grassroots experimentation with influences still felt in the art world today. Opening this weekend, Pacific Standard Time is comprised of 60 official exhibitions at LA's major museums and galleries, along with performance art, public art and dance. The Getty is backing it with $10 million. Tyler Green is an art critic and editor of " Modern Art Notes ," a visual art blog.
Former Head of the Art Institute of Chicago to Lead Getty The Getty Trust , the world's richest art organization with $5 billion, has a new leader. Barry Munitz was forced to resign due to excessive spending and other issues. A former Getty official is on trial in Italy on criminal charges. Munitz's replacement is 65 year-old James Wood , former president of the Art Institute of Chicago .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.