| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:43 AM
As you step upon grassy turf with bird songs ringing in your ear, you may have this thought:
Wait, I'm in the Art Institute of Chicago?
The giveaway is the two connected, oversize panels of Claude Monet's "Luncheon on the Grass" dominating one wall,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Crooked Tree Arts Center will host the Oil Painters of America's first ever Salon Show this summer.
More than 350 paintings from 42 states and four Canadian provinces, representing the best of oil painting in the world, will be on display starting...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Thursday, June 20
Paint Out for OPA members (only) -- 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
All OPA artists registered for opening weekend are invited to participate. Artwork will be on display and available for purchase for two days. OPA Paint Out Juror is Marc R. Hanson....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:08 PM
If you've paid attention to the Autry National Center over its 25-year history, you can't help but notice the continual surprises that accompany its exhibits, shows and programs. The West may have been settled well over a century ago but the Autry...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:11 PM
It sounded like a Baltimore-themed idea that made sense. To celebrate a century of screen painting, 100 new, colorful window screens would be installed along the commercial district of Highlandtown, in the very heart of the neighborhoods where this...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
The culture of cute is having a moment — more than 100 of them. Inside downtown Los Angeles' Japanese American ......
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're a Republican hoping that Pennsylvania will join with Michigan and other states that have moved to curtail collective bargaining rights for organized labor, you may be have to find another Christmas wish....
| May 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 6-year-old South Dakota girl who was disqualified as the winner of a national duck stamp competition after her age sparked discussion about her artistic abilities has had her win restored.
Madison Grimm, of rural...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously.
What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States.
That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Baltimore helped the avant-garde painter Max Weber forge a national reputation in 1915. Now, nearly 100 years later, this could be the city where the late artist begins his long-overdue comeback.
It's not that critics and curators are unfamiliar with...