| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Few sights are as mesmerizing as a flock of starlings in fall — those great clouds of birds that rise up into the sky, swarming and shifting as if they're tangled up in gusty winds. Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence for the Field Museum, captures...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Laguna Beach Live! will host contemporary bluegrass and acoustic band Prairie Sky at an event titled "Bluegrass and BBQ" from 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, 31106 Coast Hwy.
VIP reserved seating is available for $75, which includes the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
More youngsters will get the chance to join in educational — and fun — activities at the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to a tapping party at Gordon Biersch.
The club provides after-school and summer programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 in...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Visitors to the Phillips Collection, the exceptional modern art museum near Washington's Dupont Circle, may do a double-take when they stop to admire El Greco's "The Repentant St. Peter."
The bold painting of the apostle, made around 1600, is...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is, of course, the great repository of the work of the great Czech-American sculptor. But its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by other artists.
There are also special events scheduled all year, a...
| Jul 12, 2013
Exhibition featuring artwork created by 25 juried artists during the recent three-day plein air painting event in Ellicott City will be on view July 15-Aug. 23 in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The forecast this weekend calls for thunderstorms, but even if the weatherman -- or the Weather.com iPhone app -- is correct, there's still plenty to do. Here are 32 fun and weather-proof events happening this weekend around the state.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
On a recent Thursday night at Tatu in Power Plant Live, the lights were dim and the crowd lively. But the 50-some patrons didn't come for the stylish Asian cuisine — they wanted to sip cocktails and work on their brush strokes.
The event —...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Plein air painting has a rich history. Beginning in the seaside towns of Cos Cob and Old Lyme in the late 1800s, it continues today. The tradition, which focuses on marine landscapes, is well-represented at the Susan Powell Fine Art's Summer Along the...