| 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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Get insight into two exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum Sunday, Aug. 3 and 10, from two "Distinguished Lecturers."
At 1 p.m. Aug. 3, Donato Giancola, an artist whose work has graced book covers for "The Lord of the Rings," talks about how and why...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Avant-garde is one of those terms with a short shelf-life. It refers to the new. But the new can only be new for so long. As curator Dan Cameron writes in the catalogue of the latest exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA): "Taken at its most...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When the exhibition "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" opens later this month on the former prison island, there is one key person who is guaranteed to be a no-show.
Since 2011, Ai Weiwei has been unable to travel outside of China, a restriction stemming...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:01 PM
With more than 100 architecture and design tomes to his name, including the recent "Green Architecture Now!" (Taschen, $39.99) and the boxed set, "100 Contemporary Green Buildings" (Taschen, $59.99), Philip Jodidio has illuminated some...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:58 AM
When the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach re-opens today after a two-week time out to get ready for the new season, the most immediate change will be found in the lobby, now home to a 770-square-foot mural by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas....
| Oct 13, 2013
As warm afternoons give way to cool, crisp evenings, cities awaken from their summer nap, abuzz with new openings, performances and cultural events. Vibrantly hued country roads become stamping grounds for food festivals, wine tours and leaf peepers....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind an art museum's gleaming galleries lies the off-limits and uninviting space that can hold as much as 95% of its collection: storage.
These spaces are often packed with hundreds or even thousands of paintings, decorative art objects and other...