| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:15 PM
WHAT: "Awakening: The Art of Ursula Schwartz" is the latest exhibit at the Polasek Museum. This introspective installation features a sampling of large-scale oil paintings created by contemporary artist Schwartz, a native of South Africa. She expresses...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:26 AM
The Wall of Bad Art at the Hotel Lincoln, the newly renovated boutique hotel in Lincoln Park at the corner of Wealthy and Twee, is a monument to iffy talent and questionable taste. It is a reminder of how bad art can get funneled through wood-paneled...
| 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?...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes yarn bombing (or graffiti...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2013
Crowning the New Haven skyline and visible from afar are two distinctive cliffs, East Rock and West Rock, that have inspired and fascinated artists and scientists for centuries.
Famous artists like Hartford-born Frederic Church, a major figure in the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:07 PM
When we dropped by Virginia Wetzel's house in Orefield a few weeks ago to learn more about her tip for using plastic pretzel buckets as food containers, we noticed a strange dynamic in the home.
Her husband, Rick Wetzel, kept milling about to see what...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Baltimore City's Cylburn Arboretum is an artist's paradise, which is why painter Patricia Bennett has been drawn to the 207-acre grounds of trees and gardens since 2005.
But unlike other artists who dot the landscape of the longtime city park, Bennett,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Help. Shft. Food. Culture: Craft beer retreat Tap 42 will be the warm and academic setting for Thursday night's fundraiser by the New York-based Shft Mobile Kitchen Classroom, a traveling kitchen that provides students with cooking lessons centered...