| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 PM
(Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Northlight Theatre are among 18 Chicago-area arts organizations that will receive funding for global projects from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T....
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:18 AM
For two decades — almost from the first day she started as a curator, assembling shows for Baltimore's Contemporary Museum — Lisa Graziose Corrin has been questioning what it means to curate.
Long before the Queens, N.Y., native became...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The arts season is in full swing, with a full slate of events this weekend. In the coming weeks I'll tell you about way more activities than you could possibly attend between now and the holidays. Please consider filling your gift boxes with works by...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 12:04 PM
"The house still gives me the goose bumps," artist Martin Cushman said a couple years after moving in. "When I wake up, I see flamingos flying across the ceiling."
The flamingos are painted works of art — but, then, Cushman's whole house is one...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Ask Lyra Hill something as innocuous as why she started Brain Frame — the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated '60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point that she launched two...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:14 AM
It's coming up on Third Thursday, the night we enjoy seeing new art at various venues in downtown Orlando, 6-9 p.m. Inside the Church Street Exchange, Jai Gallery (101 S. Garland Ave., 321- 216-1646) will present an artsy fashion show amid its excellent...
| Sep 30, 2009
It's not a shocker, really, that the figures lifted from one of American art's most famous images and made enormous and three-dimensional have proved so popular.
There is something both surprising and pleasing about encountering God Bless America, J....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States.
That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...