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.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?