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  • Contemporary Museum resurfaces with new name, revived mission

    Contemporary Museum resurfaces with new name, revived mission
    After an 18-month hiatus, the Contemporary Museum resurfaced Tuesday with a shortened name -- The Contemporary -- and a return to its original, nomadic model. Founded in 1989 and "dedicated to redefining the concept of the museum," the organization...
  • Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects

    Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects
    NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd. He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • The Crowd: DARTS hits its fundraising target

    The Crowd: DARTS hits its fundraising target
    The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) launched its 2013/14 charitable lecture series in grand style this past week. Wolfram Koeppe, the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, graced the Oct. 15 Decorative Arts Society reception as the very...
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art signs new amendment over admission fees

    Metropolitan Museum of Art signs new amendment over admission fees
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is allowed to charge a recommended admission fee under a new amendment to its lease with the city. In an announcement made Thursday, the Met said that at the city's request, it has signed an amendment to its...
  • Fiber artist who works with beads to speak Oct. 30

    Called the "Queen of Beadwork," Joyce J. Scott, an internationally renowned artist, will speak at McDaniel College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Baltimore native is a fiber artist, sculptor, jeweler, printmaker, performer and installation...
  • Deborah Gribbon heading back to Cleveland Art Museum

    Deborah Gribbon heading back to Cleveland Art Museum
    Deborah Gribbon, the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, is heading back to the Cleveland Museum of Art in the wake of a scandal that saw the recent departure of the Cleveland museum's director, David Franklin. Gribbon previously...
  • Teacher-student dynamic at work in 'Red'

    Teacher-student dynamic at work in 'Red'
    In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken. "You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
  • Stand-out books on American design

    Stand-out books on American design
    Several new style books focus on great American jewelry design. Here we zero in on two of the stand-out volumes of the season. David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler Ruth Peltason Assouline, $85 American jewelry designer David Webb was a...
  • S. Korea says 16th century royal seal at LACMA may have been stolen

    South Korean government officials want the United States to investigate the circumstances surrounding a 16th century Korean royal seal that they believe was stolen out of a shrine in Seoul before being acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art....
  • Best books of 2013

    Best books of 2013
    Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.  -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...