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  • Review: 'Capital Culture' by Neil Harris

    When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
  • Review: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

    Review: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt
    It feels ungrateful, not to mention anachronistic, to yearn for a fat realist novel when there are so many mesmerizing genre hybrids out there. Moreover, in our current end-times publishing climate, an 800-page bildungsroman narrated, David Copperfield-...
  • An artist with spine

    An artist with spine
    As she removes her handmade paper Slinky from a bag, Susan Joy Share recites a list of book-inspired artworks she has made at her Anchorage, Alaska studio: handcrafted feather dusters, zippered rulers, court jester masks studded with beads and felt, and a...
  • Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?

    Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?
    DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
  • Donna Tartt takes flight with 'The Goldfinch'

    Donna Tartt takes flight  with 'The Goldfinch'
    Nobody would file the novels of Donna Tartt under "thrillers." But that is what she writes. And without a great plot, any thriller — even a beautifully written and very literary one — falls apart. Her previous novel, the self-consciously...
  • One woman's life, as depicted by her dad

    One woman's life, as depicted by her dad
    The only daughter of eminent French artist Henri Matisse lived a long, eventful life. That is not what some might have predicted for Marguerite Matisse, who is the subject of an intimate, intriguing new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1901,...
  • Metropolitan Opera responds to petition blasting Vladimir Putin

    Metropolitan Opera responds to petition blasting Vladimir Putin
    The Metropolitan Opera has sent a statement in response to an online petition criticizing the New York company for its upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." Organizers of the petition object to the Met's employment of two key creative...
  • Crystal Bridges Museum to welcome 1-millionth visitor

    Crystal Bridges Museum to welcome 1-millionth visitor
    Wal-Mart reports on its corporate website that it receives more than 245 million customers and members per week at its stores in countries around the world. This week, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which was founded by Wal-Mart heiress...
  • Wanted: Water district watchdogs

    Wanted: Water district watchdogs
    In June, FBI agents raided the offices of Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello and the Latino Legislative Caucus, and word was soon out that they were interested in Calderon's ties to the Central Basin Municipal Water District —...
  • Prada, Baz Luhrmann fete 'Great Gatsby' costumes on starry night

    Prada, Baz Luhrmann fete 'Great Gatsby' costumes on starry night
    Director/producer/writer Baz Luhrmann must be pretty proud of his latest offering, "The Great Gatsby," due out May 10. At least it looked that way Tuesday night in New York at Prada's cocktail reception kicking off the SoHo store's exhibit of the movie'...
  • Museum of Modern Art launches free-admission promotions

    Museum of Modern Art launches free-admission promotions
    At $25, general admission to the Museum of Modern Art in New York is among the highest in the nation. This month, the museum is promoting a word that its visitors don't hear very often: free. MoMA is kicking off a series of free-admission offers...