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 .
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Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.