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  • June 1-7

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2013 | 10:44 am

    SAT JUNE 1 


    More than 20 dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign language films and shorts will be shown at seven venues from Thousand Oaks to Beverly Hills. Highlights at the eighth annual L.A. Jewish Film Festival include tonight’s...

  • 2 museums trace Israel’s peace process

    April 10, 2013 | 8:31 am

    Which experiences led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors?

    That question is at the heart of the two thought-provoking museums dedicated to their legacies.

    Located in Jerusalem,...

  • Jewish Institutions take Part in European Night of the Museums Saturday Night

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 17, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Jewish museums and other cultural institutions in a number of European countries will be open from dusk on Saturday until the wee hours Sunday as part of the annual European Night of the Museums. The Night of the Museums was founded in 2005, and more than 4,000 institutions in 40...

  • L. A. Bargains at Rent.Food.Broke.

    By Annie Korzen

    October 24, 2011 | 1:40 pm

      www.RentFoodBroke.com is an L. A. based website that was started late one night by some friends who were looking for low-cost fun.  The basic belief which drives the site is that you can have a good life even with limited financial resources.  I certainly wouldn’t argue with...

  • Visit a Museum and Skip The Art

    By Annie Korzen

    October 12, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    My husband, Benni, loves art – especially modern painting.  I can’t say I share his passion.  We were just in New York where we went to a huge De Kooning retrospective.  Benni thrilled at each and every canvas while I sat on a bench and people-watched.

    I do, however, love...

  • Bill would put West Bank museums under Israeli control

    July 21, 2011 | 11:32 am

    A bill that would place museums in West Bank settlements under Israeli law passed its preliminary reading.

    Museums in the settlements could request government funding under the measure, which was sponsored by Uri Ariel of the National Union Party. It still must pass two more...

  • Swiss report: Museums should investigate Nazi-era art

    January 26, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    A Swiss government report has concluded that the country’s museums should more intensively investigate whether they hold artwork looted during the Nazi era.

    The report, published this week by the Federal Culture Office, summarizes the results of a survey of 551 Swiss museums on the...

  • Arts in L.A. Calendar June—August

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm


    Thu., June 12
    "The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company." The ragtag band of tech-geeks who created such enormously successful hits as "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille" are dissected and discussed in David A. Price's book about the high-minded company and its...
  • Assume everyone is Jewish

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a seminar room at UCLA's Royce Hall attending a presentation by professor David Shneer of the University of Denver concerning Jewish museums in Los Angeles, a city he calls, "The Newest Jewish City in the World."

    As someone who has argued that...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 24
    Legendary folk singer, poet and ladies' man, Leonard Cohen, makes a rare appearance at the Ford Amphitheatre this evening for a tribute in his honor. The event coincides with this week's Los Angeles release of the concert film/documentary "Leonard Cohen: I'm...

  • Tommywood - Summer School With Schimmel

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Paul Schimmel, the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) chief curator, wants us to spend our summer looking back -- 50 or so years to around the time of his birth, and to the city where he grew up, New York, to focus on the remarkable work of a young, poor and not-yet-famous Robert...

  • Sondheim Knows How to Book ‘Em

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some people begin collecting because they've coveted certain objects for as long as they can remember. Others collect as an investment. And, of course, there are poseurs who hire prestige dealers to buy them trendy art because they want to be viewed as taste mavens.

    Harry Sondheim, a...

  • Artful Solution to Nazi Looting

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After six years of litigation and diplomatic battles over Nazi-looted art, in a legal case stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to Vienna and back, the Austrian government has agreed with Maria Altmann, an 89-year old widow, to let arbitration decide who now owns...

  • Destination: Strasbourg

    By Anthea Gerrie

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It's not every day a grown woman gets her cheeks pinched by another woman who's tickled pink to see her eating, but then Yvonne Haller is no ordinary French restaurateur.

    She's one of the handful of honorary Jewish mothers -- actually elegantly coifed and no doubt WASPy grande dames...