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Letter Drops Tantalizing Clue About a Missing Painting

The locations of 15 of Miguel Cabrera's 16 casta paintings are known

(Newser) - As far as art mysteries go, it's a good one, thanks in no small part to a very tantalizing clue. Miguel Cabrera, described by the Los Angeles Times as the "greatest" Mexican painter of the mid-18th century, famously painted a single casta: a set of what is usually... More »

Crowd Gathers as Giant Rock Departs

It takes an hour to make a single turn

(Newser) - It's not every day you get to see someone move a 340-ton rock , so a crowd of more than 150 people showed up last night to see the "Big Rock" begin its 105-mile journey from a quarry to the Los Angeles County Museum, the LA Times reports. The... More »

Troubled LA Museum Wins $30M Bailout

MoCA warms to Eli Broad amid reports that director has resigned

(Newser) - LA's troubled Museum of Contemporary Art is moving toward a bailout deal with Eli Broad, reports the Los Angeles Times. The billionaire real estate investor and art collector offered MoCA a $30 million donation contingent on improved performance, which board members favored over a merger with the Los Angeles County... More »

Crisis-Stricken LA Museum Mulls Merger

MoCA director prepares to resign as bigger museum offers lifeline

(Newser) - The future of LA's troubled Museum of Contemporary Art became somewhat clearer yesterday, as the institution's director began negotiating his resignation and the larger Los Angeles County Museum of Art proposed a merger. Tomorrow the MoCA board will meet to decide the fate of the troubled museum, which has teetered... More »

As Museums Struggle, LA's MOCA Seeks Merger

MoCA holds talks with other institutions as endowment dries up

(Newser) - The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, one of the nation's leading modern art galleries, is holding talks with other LA institutions about a possible merger. MoCA has already announced a 10% cut in staff and the temporary closure of 50% of its exhibition space. For the New York ... More »

LA Museum's Extension Has Split Personality

Tug of war between benefactor and director evident

(Newser) - Critics are assessing Los Angeles's newest art institution, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, housed in a building by Renzo Piano on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a strange mix of public and private: The new building—to open Feb. 16—was funded by billionaire... More »

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