| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:53 AM
My experiences with sand castles are inauspicious.
On the beach, I'm more likely to have sand kicked in my face than to employ it in the creation of some miniature architectural gem. My lumpy, cup-shaped mounds of mud are quickly washed away and, trust...
| Jan 18, 2014
You would have to go to Spain to find a larger exhibit of works by Salvador Dali than the collection at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
Starting this weekend, the museum's 96 oil paintings, numerous original drawings, prints, sculpture, photos and...
| Sep 22, 2013
With the Chrysler Museum closed for the construction of a $24 million dollar addition and renovation project until next spring, Hampton Roads has lost one of its most biggest and most reliable contributors to the fall visual arts season.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Grammy Award-winning musicologist Art Rosenbaum knows a good thing when he hears it.
Yet in addition to the finely tuned ear with which he earned an award for best historical album in 2008, the University of Georgia professor has such a keen eye that...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Charleston artist Mary Whyte wasn't thinking much about the direction of her work when she began painting a well-to-do South Carolina banker in 2007.
But by the time she'd finished, she'd shifted her focus from producing a likeness of one of the South's...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Most people furnish their homes with comfort and utility in mind and give only a passing nod to matters of style and design.
Though some may pay close attention to color, material and shape, they seldom press much beyond these elementary concerns —...
| Mar 22, 2014
When the Suffolk Art Gallery staged its first juried photography exhibition in 1985, it was definitely the little kid on a block ruled by the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Everybody who was anybody in Hampton Roads photography — and a lot of unknowns,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Christopher Houlihan, who has been called "one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists," will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester.
While studying at Trinity College in Hartford,...
| Dec 22, 2012
Few people imagined where it all might lead when the newly organized Peninsula Glass Guild staged its first juried exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton 25 years ago.
Little distinguished the creations of these mostly home-grown and...
| Jan 14, 2014
France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. You'll see some impressive changes this year.
The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion. The museum, which...
| Feb 18, 2014
Lately, I've really been enjoying what I consider to be the "second cities" of Europe, such as Naples in Italy, Marseille in France and Hamburg in Germany. These places often have a rough, Industrial Age heritage and a rust-belt vibe that keeps them...