| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The death of popular artist Thomas Kinkade is certain to ignite controversy regarding the painter’s legacy. Known for his renderings of luminous landscapes and street scenes, often captured at twilight, the so-called painter of light, a Christian...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The Tacoma Art Museum announced a significant donation on Monday of more than 280 works of American Western art, including works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Federic Remington, and Thomas Moran.
The art, donated by the family of Erivan and Helga Haub, will be...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews Chris Barnard's new paintings at Luis de Jesus Gallery...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews Joan Nelson's landscape paintings at Michael Kohn Gallery...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
OAKLAND --When the Oakland Museum of California unveiled its sprawling and distinctive new building for art, history and natural sciences 41 years ago -- a terraced, walled-garden structure that became an instant national landmark -- a review in The...
| May 30, 2010
A pair of professional arborists, licensed to climb and care for trees, were perched high in the branches of a 110-foot Monterey cypress in the Presidio park of San Francisco. Secured by harnesses and a web of rock-climbing ropes used for rappelling...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 10:19 AM
Buffalo Bill Cody's last words were reportedly, "Let my show go on!"
Just a couple hours' drive east of Yellowstone National Park is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, less a passing fancy of entertainment than a rich and detailed history lesson that...
| Jan 22, 2011
Jane Parke Batten and her late husband, Frank, may not have been the most ardent of art collectors.
Rather than living and breathing auction catalogs and sale prices, the South Hampton Roads couple simply bought what they liked, sometimes zeroing in on a...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 6:09 AM
"The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn"
By Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking, 451 pages, $29.95
It has not gone unremarked that Albert Bierstadt and other painters of the West turned to purveying panoramic treatments of pure...
| Aug 21, 2011
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
| Nov 27, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Thirty-five drawings from 2007 by Seattle-based artist Zhi Lin fuse long traditions of Chinese and American landscape art. Given their subject â construction of the transcontinental railroad, in which Chinese labor was both essential to success and...