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  • Holiday gifts to fuel that wanderlust

    Holiday gifts to fuel that wanderlust
    A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

     Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock
    The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form...
  • Travel books: New York's storytelling murals

    Travel books: New York's storytelling murals
    "Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish" (Rizzoli, $45) "In their purest form, murals have the ability to tell stories," writes Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair. But as he also points out, there...
  • 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....
  • Go Away With ... Samuel Park

    Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking...
  • Better copies can sell well

    Q: Over 30 years ago, I rescued a beautiful plaster bust from the trash at a public library branch. The name "Barthe" is scratched into the back of the base. From my research, I am assuming that it might have been created by Richmond Bartha. I don't...
  • Refinishing could boost price for handsome 'hat box dresser'

    Q: Attached is the image of an old dresser that's been in our family for a long time. My husband has not let me refinish it because it might have some value. It still has original drawer pulls and roller feet. I've refinished pieces before and really...
  • LACMA, Broad, other art museums work to put storage on display

    LACMA, Broad, other art museums work to put storage on display
    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...
  • Howard County Council needs to consider history of Rosa Bonheur [Letter]

    What is Rosa Bonheur? It is a unique, historic cemetery, established in 1935, off of Route 1 in Elkridge. Rosa Bonheur is named after the world renowned 19th-century French painter, Rosalie Bonheur, a lover of lover and painter of animals. Her works...