| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:26 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2013
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,&...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:25 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
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.
| Nov 2, 2013
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....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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
American jewelry designer David Webb was a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
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....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...