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January 01, 1990 - February 17, 2013 + Art Talk

Collecting, Until Death Do Us Part listen Download

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For those looking for an excuse to step away from the media obsession with Michael Jackson – and the Sarah Palin sideshow – here's a...

Abroad, in Search of Art listen Download

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Immediately after coming home from a trip abroad, I like to check out what's happening on the art scene here in my own town, to...

So Many Tsars, So Little Time listen Download

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It's been only a couple of months since my last trip to Amsterdam, so there better be a good reason to return so soon for...

All the Presidents' (Men and) Portraits listen Download

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Sunday morning's ritual: a large cup of coffee and piles of newspaper spread out all over my bed. Then, out into the world to the farmers' market,...

Highs and Lows on the Museum Scene in LA listen Download

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Let me come clean. Every time I visit the Metropolitan Museum, I skip the galleries displaying American art, and until recently, it was the same...

Will Nude Edge Cowboy Out of White House? listen Download

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On Inauguration Day, four months ago, I talked about the dream I had for what our new president could accomplish if he decided to become...

So Close to the President, Yet So Far Away listen Download

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President Obama's commencement speech at Notre Dame has gotten a lot of attention. I heard it on the radio and watched it on TV and was...

It Takes a Village to Raise Museum Funds listen Download

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For good, normal folks who might go to a museum only once in a while, museums present themselves in a stately, unhurried, dignified manner.  But...

Twitter as Big Brother? listen Download

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In last week’s program I asked you for advice: ‘To Tweet or Not to Tweet...’ and respond you did – with humor, sarcasm, and good...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That Is the Question listen Download

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Looking back at the past thirty years, I see the pattern of my initial reluctance to embrace the technology of the modern world.  First, I...

Oh...to Be Sixteen Again listen Download

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It's unbearably hot even here, in Santa Monica, near the beach. Damn those Santa Ana winds. To survive, I need to think and talk about...

Moved by Art listen Download

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Compared to a journalist covering the disintegration of the international financial system or reporting from the battlefield in Afghanistan, there is an obvious advantage to...

From Russia with Art listen Download

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Somehow in the last several weeks, Russian avant-garde culture of the early 20th century has been presenting itself with surprising consistency, both here in LA...

'I love plastic. I want to be plastic.' - Andy Warhol listen Download

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Returning to LA from a ten-day trip to Holland, I jumped head first into the thick of things, trying to catch up with the new exhibitions in...

The Best Place to Get High without Getting Arrested listen Download

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The name of the picturesque ancient city Maastricht, in the south of Holland, might not ring a bell in American ears, but in Europe it’s definitely well...