| Oct 9, 2010
Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85.
Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...
| Mar 21, 2010
Despite the rotten economy and a lot of belt tightening in exhibit schedules, Spring 2010 is shaping up to be an usually good season for Hampton Roads and the visual arts. Here are five upcoming shows and events you'll want to put on your "must-see, must-...
| Mar 28, 2010
When you have a permanent collection that runs as deep and rich as that of the Chrysler Museum of Art, you're bound to find all sorts of work that can tell an interesting story.
But even people who know the Chrysler well might not have suspected the...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 10:30 PM
PressPausePlay: This global journey captures how digital technology has transformed the concept of art and culture, democratizing tools that were once in the hands of only a select few. Playing at 4:15 p.m. at the Regency Lido Theatre.
This is Your...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 12:38 PM
"Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits"
By Linda Gordon
536 pp., W. W. Norton & Company, $35
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but those who make pictures don't always speak or write very openly about their work or themselves. And so writing about...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 6:09 PM
I knew it.
I never lost faith. I knew that if I waited long enough, we would get a hook into the city of Bell story, and on Tuesday morning, we did.
That was when former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, who is presently between engagements, was...
| Mar 20, 2011
Representative of the city's transformation is the Oakland Museum of California, near Lake Merritt, which reopened in May after a $62-million renovation. The architecture and landscaping remain true to its original 1969 Midcentury Modern design: The...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans
Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542
"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Photographer Fazal Sheikh's two most recent projects tell of indignity but show only beauty. It's an unusual combination for a photographer drawn to populations under duress. Throughout the history of the medium, socially concerned photographers have...
| May 25, 2009
Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87.
Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don,...
| May 31, 2008
Dorothea Lange's photograph "Migrant Mother" (1936), which shows a plaintive, destitute woman surrounded by her children at the height of the Depression, secured her place as one of the most distinguished documentary photographers of all time. That...
| Nov 1, 2009
A Life Beyond Limits
W.W. Norton: 536 pp., $35
Our image of the Great Depression has been indelibly shaped by the photographs of Dorothea Lange: homeless men standing dejectedly in line for food at a San Francisco mission,...