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  • New Hopkins hospital takes an artful approach to health care

    New Hopkins hospital takes an artful approach to health care
    When Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opens its new, $1.1 billion building Tuesday, sick children will find a cobalt cow with legs the color of grass and a butter-colored head floating above their heads, poised to jump over a fanciful "moon." The new...
  • The Art Institute of Chicago

    The Art Institute of Chicago
    On this date, five civic leaders incorporated the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, descendant of the Chicago Academy of Design, which had sprung up in 1866 and had mounted several exhibitions before the Chicago Fire claimed it. Thus, in 1882, when the...
  • Hugely popular painter Andrew Wyeth dies at 91

    Hugely popular painter Andrew Wyeth dies at 91
    Andrew Wyeth, whose realistic yet often melancholy paintings of rural Pennsylvania and Maine made him one of America's most popular living artists, and whose 1948 landscape "Christina's World" was one of the 20th century's most famous artworks, died...
  • Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972

    Jim Murray on John Wooden, Aug. 10, 1972
    This column on John Wooden, written by the late Jim Murray, was originally printed in the Aug. 10, 1972 edition of the Los Angeles Times. You picture the man who is, demonstrably, the world's greatest basketball coach, and there comes to view a guy...
  • 'American Gothic's' Grant Wood lived here

    'American Gothic's' Grant Wood lived here
  • Weekend estate sale of Danish Modern plus midcentury ceramics by artist Sue Christy

     
    Normally the words "estate sale" and "West Covina" are not enough to get me out of bed at 7 a.m. on a weekend. (Nothing against West Covina; it's just a long haul from Echo Park.) This Saturday and Sunday, however, I might set my alarm clock. (Thanks to...
  • Monster Mash: Ernest Fleischmann remembered; Getty Trust leadership dilemma

     
    -- In memoriam: Times critic Mark Swed remembers Ernest Fleischmann, the former managing director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Los Angeles Times) -- Looking ahead: The void in leadership at the Getty Trust following the recent death of James N.......
  • Hit Iowa's Wine Trail

    Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette In 1993, Roger and Connie Halvorson opened a bed-and-breakfast in Marquette as a retirement hedge. Roger, an amateur winemaker since the 1950s, provided complimentary bottles for guests. It wasn't long before they went...
  • Grant Wood's Iowa

    The most famous painting by Iowa's most famous artist resides in, well, Illinois. The Art Institute of Chicago bought "American Gothic" in 1930 for $300 -- the prize Grant Wood received for winning the bronze medal at the museum's annual Exhibition of...
  • On the rebound

    For lovers of the American heartland, does it get any better than this: An Iowa community theater group doing a thoroughly entertaining production of "State Fair," the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Iowa hog farmer and his family at the state...
  • A gem in Cedar Rapids

    Three high-spirited women owned the estate now known as Brucemore. One built it. Another enlarged and enhanced it. The third turned it into a playground for pets -- then gave it away for the pleasure of future generations. Philadelphia-born Caroline...