| Jun 22, 2014
Throw out the phrase "modern art," and most people immediately think of abstract art. The new exhibit at Springfield Museums in Massachusetts attempts to dispel that notion, by presenting a wide variety of artworks created by American artists from the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:15 AM
His largest one-man show opened in Berlin in April, two more exhibits recently debuted in Britain, and his art currently occupies center stage at the Brooklyn Museum. Come September, he unveils an installation on Alcatraz.
But that's not all Ai Weiwei...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
With an album called "Sun Pictures," it's no wonder bassist and composer Linda Oh's music has a strong visual component.
"I generally think of color," Oh told CTNow. "I love painter Mark Rothko. I think of music in color, and imagery is a big part of it...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:00 PM
One of the first artifacts in the new Egyptian mummies exhibition at the Bowers Museum isn't some Tut-like tomb but rather a rudimentary bronze box, about an arm's length but no wider than two fingers, topped by a sculpted figurine of the creator god Atum...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:20 PM
German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was already a success by any measure when her assignment for the Associated Press took her to Iraq to cover George W. Bush's misbegotten war.
She had already spent more than a decade covering conficts —...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all?
That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:03 AM
They are both outspoken artist-activists who have gotten into trouble with the law in their respective countries.
Shepard Fairey, the popular Los Angeles street artist, has created a tribute to Ai Weiwei in the form of a new portrait of the Chinese...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:46 PM
N. Jay Jaffee might not be among the best known American photographers of the 20th century, but a sizable and engrossing exhibit of his works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes it obvious that he deserves much wider recognition....
| Jan 11, 2014
Experts at the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African-American History and Culture are touching down in Fort Lauderdale to see your personal treasures. And they don't mean your grandfather's toothbrush.
On the final leg of a national tour...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As a creator of narrative art, Mark Stock says nothing is more fun than staging a photo shoot for a painting he has yet to make.
So when Stock decided to revisit one of his more popular subjects — interpreting the artistic, historical and personal...