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  • Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better

    Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better
    When President Obama announced plans last week to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, U.S. industries — from automotive to tourismĀ — seemed elated by the possibility of being able to operate in Cuba. The news was greeted with just as...
  • Season of lights, lights and more lights: 'Illumination,' MSI and others

    Season of lights, lights and more lights:  'Illumination,' MSI and others
    These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the Carhartt jacket. In a long-running holiday tradition, the...
  • The shock, critique, theatricality of '80s art, on view in Fort Worth

    The shock, critique, theatricality of '80s art, on view in Fort Worth
    For art in New York, the 1980s were the beginning of the end. The end did not mean that significant art would no longer be made there, nor that droves of ambitious younger artists would cease to relocate to the city from around the country and even...
  • Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art

    Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art
    The oddly intangible installations of a French conceptualist at LACMA, the art and propaganda of World War I at the Getty Center and the abstracted desert plants of influential photographer Richard Misrach at Marc Selwyn. Plus: paintings on found paper at...
  • 'National Gallery' a portrait of humanity on canvas and on-screen

    'National Gallery' a portrait of humanity on canvas and on-screen
    It is such a gift that Frederick Wiseman, who is edging toward 85, continues to let his curiosity and his craft fill his days and our theaters. In his new film, "National Gallery," the legendary documentarian takes on London's famed museum in the same...
  • Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look

    Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look
    At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me. The widely reviled design? Yeah, it's audacious, weird, outsized and unconventional to the point of...
  • Costume Ball spotlights Mag Mile style

    Costume Ball spotlights Mag Mile style
    The Costume Ball, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, was held Nov. 14 at the museum, with more than 200 fashion-loving guests in attendance. The black-tie affair debuted "Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile", an...
  • Holiday art events in and near Orlando

    Holiday art events in and near Orlando
    Continuing our holiday theme: •The 2014 Holiday Extravaganza begins Saturday, 6-9 p.m., at the Gallery on First in historic downtown Sanford. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art is inside the gallery, along with seven resident artist studios. They will present...
  • What I'm thankful for: Dedication, donations — and cookies

     What I'm thankful for: Dedication, donations — and cookies
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems like a good time to give thanks for the many good things going on in the Orlando arts scene. Here are just a few of the things for which I am thankful. • A change for the better. Orlando Museum...
  • Frank Gehry, inventing the future

    Frank Gehry, inventing the future
    He's an architect, not a psychic, but Frank Gehry can see into the future in part because he's the one creating it. Fresh off the opening of his floating glass ship of a museum in Paris, the indefatigable Gehry is at work on the Grand Avenue project...
  • Merita, curvy roadside icon, finds home at Morse Museum

    When news broke in late 2012 that Orlando's venerable Merita Bread Bakery would close, reaction ranged from concern for workers losing their jobs to questions about the fate of the huge Merita sign overlooking Interstate 4 — a Central Florida icon...