| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At the end of World War II, when Europe was recovering from the onslaught, the great French artist Henri Matisse was recovering from personal battles. Matisse, then in his 70s, had endured not just the war but also two surgeries and an infection that...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LYON - Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: "The Tales of Hoffmann," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera, which...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:50 PM
It is hard to imagine a more potent stage for art-world iconoclast Julian Schnabel’s bold brand of provocation than the opening statement that will greet visitors when the exhibit “Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen“ debuts...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Alfonso Cuaron, the filmmaker who won an Academy Award earlier this year for directing "Gravity," will be honored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York at its annual film benefit scheduled for Nov. 10.
The museum said that Cuaron's films, which...
| 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-...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Mildred "Mickey" Friedman, a curator with a sharp eye for emerging talent who mounted a landmark 1986 show at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center that brought international attention to architect Frank Gehry, died Sept. 3 in New York. She was 85.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Brazilian designer of the 'Mole' armchair
Sergio Rodrigues, 86, a celebrated Brazilian designer whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of mid-century design, died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de Janeiro,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Steve Grzadzielewski has more than a million electronics parts lying around his house in West Seattle.
But he's no engineer Grzadzielewski and his sister Susan make and sell jewelry made out of vintage electronics parts. Their business, aptly named...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:47 AM
In a thoughtfully lavish act of curation, Northwestern University's Block Cinema is paying tribute to cinema's greatest pack rat and most ardent champion — the man whom poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau once described as "the dragon watching over...
| 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...