| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Harry Holtzman (1912-1987) was, for a brief window of time in the 1930s, practically the face of abstract art in America. The Brooklyn native, who lived in a converted barn in Lyme for the last 20 years of his life, helped inject the optimism,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:10 AM
The sense of connection between the immaterial realm and the material one that has haunted art-making since its beginnings. No matter what medium or approach an artist takes, there is an implicit hope of earthly and spiritual intersection. As far back...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:20 AM
If you have attended services at a Quaker meeting house, you will immediately feel at home when you walk into Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven. Here, through Dec. 3, you will find the serene and beguiling "quilt drawings" of Daphne Taylor. She calls them...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Norwich Free Academy is one of two high schools in the United States to have a museum on its campus. The museum, which was donated to NFA in 1886, has given thousands of students as well as community members a little culture that is typically experienced...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:08 AM
A number of high-profile 2014 awards hopefuls -- and an eclectic group of Hollywood stars -- will make their way to the Cannes Film Festival this year, joining the annual parade of global auteurs.
Bennett Miller’s fact-based wrestling tale “...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
When you paint on a wall in the middle of the city, people want to talk to you.
They want to tell you how they would have painted things differently, choosing a different shade of green or a different subject entirely. They want to know why you're there....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First, the good news: 166 acts are slated to perform at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now the bad: 166 acts are appearing at this year's Coachella. No one can see them all. Here are 10 acts that deserve consideration in...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Nine o'clock on a Saturday morning might seem a tad early for an art opening, but this one, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is particularly spirited.
About 200 people -- trustees, patrons, museum curators and others, some of whom have flown...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:18 AM
When she learned that the theme was “Inside Out,” Bobbi Mastrangelo immediately thought of one thing: a manhole cover.
“I was really interested in ‘Inside Out,’ the theme of it,” she said. “I had just done a big...