Volume 5, Number 2, June 1983, p.7

Art & Conservation in the News


Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, March 18, 1983, "Fashions of the 18th Century." Review of LACMA's Costume Exhibition, "An Elegant Art, Fashion and Fantasy in the 18th Century," which runs March 3-June 2, 1983. The article discusses some of the preparation that went into the making of the show over the last four years.

Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1983. "Museum to Get Noted Japanese Art Collection. " Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Price of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, are giving $5 million and an internationally acclaimed collection of Japanese art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The museum will use the $5 million gift and other private funds to build a new S6 million, 23,000 square foot pavilion for Far Eastern Art that will also house a major center for Japanese Art and Culture, still in the planning stage. The collection consists of more than three Japanese screen and scroll paintings and is considered to be the most outstanding repository of Japanese painting of the Edo period in the Western World.

Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, April 20, 1983. "Getty Museum Prepares for a Major Expansion." In mid-June or July, the Malibu based museum's photo archives, art library, and other research facilities will move to Santa Monica. The move to Santa Monica will launch the J. P. Getty Center for History of Art and the Humanities, a state-of-the-art research facility for visiting scholars and others.

In addition to the center, the museum's trustees are moving in three other areas:

An article entitled "The Creativity Conservators" by Allan Zullo appeared in the April 1983 edition of Sky, Delta Airline's in- flight magazine, pp. 116-118. It described the aims of art conservation and some of the techniques and mentioned James Bernstein among others.

San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, May 13, 1983. "Priceless Paintings Slashed in S.F." A vandal slashed five abstract paintings by Mark Rothko on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The paintings are part of an exhibition featuring the works of the late abstract expressionist showing at the Museum through September 1984. Because of controversy over control of Rothko's estate, many of the paintings in the exhibition are now being shown in public for the first time in more than a decade.

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