| Nov 5, 2011
In 2003, Dana Gioia walked onto the battlefield that was the National Endowment for the Arts and brokered a peace. He chaired the NEA for six years, longer than the Civil War. The George W. Bush appointee increased the agency's budget and worked to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...
| Jan 7, 2014
Even when it's hot, crowded, or on strike, Italy is lots of fun. More than any other Western European country, though, travelers to Italy need up-to-date information to travel smart, saving both time and money. Here are a few updates to help you make...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Jan 25, 2014
Give a few minutes to the newest show at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Self-Taught Art Gallery and you'll soon see why this Williamsburg couple spent years chasing down some of the country's best if often unknown folk artists.
Vivid visions and imagination...
| Aug 25, 2013
Just how long curator Michael Preble has been thinking about water can be seen in the impressive scale and diversity of the works collected for his latest series of exhibits at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
Sparked by Hampton Roads' defining links...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Imagine a world where all the color has been drained away and you'll still be only halfway toward grasping the unusual visual impact of the works on view in the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center's latest exhibit.
And that's because there's so much more to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Some homes are hard to explain.
Consider the home near the corner of Western and Chase avenues in Rogers Park. The house itself is easy enough to describe, but what's inside is knotty, melancholy and not cleanly understood. The house is a tan brick...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:21 PM
More than 125 years after pioneering American artist Theodore Robinson moved next door to the great French Impressionist painter Claude Monet in the village of Giverny, there's no doubt about the lasting impact of the hybrid visual sensibility that became...