| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The art press these days is rife with stories about splashy museum building projects: from the controversial expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (which has devoured a relatively new building by Tod Williams Billie Tsien architects) to the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, has two very different, interesting film events coming up.
"Diamond Ruff" will be shown on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The crime drama, which was written by Joe Young of Hartford and filmed in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
I'm not sure what inspired Junya Watanabe's collection, shown Saturday morning under the graffiti-covered docks on the Seine. But what I thought of when I saw the lyrical parade of collaged shapes and eye-popping colors was Henri Matisse's paper cut-...
| Aug 26, 2014
Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. One-third water, one-third parks, one-third city, on the sea, surrounded by woods, bubbling with energy and history, Sweden's stunning capital is green, clean, and underrated.
And it's a city in love...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:36 PM
For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career.
Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Italian director Sergio Leone never saw the American version of his final film, the 1984 gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro.
Leone had already made painful trims in his favored four-hour-plus version to get the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ONE OF the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he could do what he was afraid he couldn't do." -- Henry Ford
A LOT of money changed hands this weekend. Many people had to fork over cash, buy dinners, roll their...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled a 15-film competition section with five world premieres and a strong contingent of films from other autumn festivals.
Pick-ups from Toronto include Bent Hamer's Norwegian Oscar contender, drama...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled its lineup for its 27th edition, unspooling Oct. 23-31, at a presser today in Tokyo.
The 15-film Competition section includes five world premieres, nine Asian premieres and one international...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The circle of artists and writers around Bay Area painter Jess Collins and his lifelong romantic partner, poet Robert Duncan, didn't have a memorable name or a specific program. But it was to San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s something of what the...
| May 30, 2014
These days, when you read about photography in Detroit, too often it's about "ruin porn" — images that seem to revel in the lost glory of abandoned and decaying buildings. You'll find none of that in "Bill Rauhauser: 20th Century Photography in...