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You know the names Klee and Kandinsky. A new exhibition explains why you also should know Galka Scheyer

Los Angeles Times

A detail from a photo of art collector and dealer Galka Scheyer in her home built by architect Richard Neutra. A detail from a photo of art collector and dealer Galka Scheyer in her home built by architect Richard Neutra. Galka Scheyer wasn't just interested in art, she was obsessed with it. She devoted her life to turning others on to her single-minded passion. During the tumultuous 1930s and '40s, the prominent German-born art dealer and collector organized exhibitions, lectures, publications -- and ultimately sales -- of work by the beloved artists she dubbed the Blue Four: Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky and Vasily Kandinsky.


The week ahead in L.A. dance, Oct. 29-Nov. 5: Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project and more

Los Angeles Times

Attractor Australia's Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc. are joined by Indonesian music duo Senyawa for an exploration of dance as ritual; presented by CAP UCLA. Dia de los Muertos Annual festival includes performances by ballet folklórico company Sol de Fuego, Aztec dance troupe Huitzilopochtli, etc. 24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., L.A. Thu., 5:30 p.m. Indoor performances, $2.40; outdoor activities and performances, free. L.A. Dance Project For its first offering as the Wallis' first-ever company-in-residence, the troupe performs Merce Cunningham's "MinEvent" plus three new works by founder Benjamin Millepied. Eternal I Endure Movement theater piece celebrates sculptor Auguste Rodin.


Movie events and revivals: May 21-27

Los Angeles Times

Stop Making Sense (1984) was director Jonathan Demme's first foray into documentary concert films. Shot during a three-night engagement at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the film captured the avant-garde band Talking Heads at the peak of its fame and success and is widely considered one of the best of its genre. After Demme's death in April, the band's frontman, David Byrne, wrote in a tribute on the musician's website, "[Demme's] skill was to see the show almost as a theatrical ensemble piece, in which the characters and their quirks would be introduced to the audience." Discussion to follow with director Laurent Bouzereau. Discussion to follow with director Oliver Laxe.



Court: California Museum Can Keep Disputed Paintings

U.S. News

An appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that the museum can keep two German Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis in World War II. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Monday, July 30, 2018, with Judge John Walter's 2016 ruling that Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum is the rightful owner of "Adam" and "Eve." The oil-on-panel paintings dating from 1530 have been at the museum for decades. Marei von Saher alleged they were seized from her father-in-law after he fled during the Holocaust.