| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances.
During the past...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Like many empty-nesters, Karyn and Don Haasen flirted with the idea of a change in lifestyle — the kind that comes with a new home in a different locale. In their case, the move was from suburban Bel Air to a renovated rowhouse in the Upper Fells...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Organizers of the Lunar Bay Music and Arts Festival expect to soon secure a new and larger venue for next year's jam-band festival, after parting ways with operators of the Steppingstone Farm Museum, the venue for the inaugural 2013 festival.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The two artist-exhibit "Perspectives" at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House actually involves a shared perspective. Both Karen Carpenter and Irene Whitaker use acrylic and mixed media to make abstract paintings; and both artists also study with...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Cam's Carnival — a fundraising event on behalf of 3-year-old Cameryn Rehbein — was recently held at Daniels Restaurant in Elkridge. Cameryn is the daughter of Maureen and Joey Rehbein, and granddaughter of lifelong Elkridge residents Luanne...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
On a corner in a quiet Ellicott City neighborhood is the ranch-style home of Michael and Kathleen Van Meter. Snuggled into a third of an acre of tall elm trees, the brick house neatly meets the aspirations for any young couple weary of renting and ready...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Ceramic artist Brian Beckenheimer admits that after owning As the Wheel Turns, a store in Harborplace for 27 years, and doing art shows for 34 years, "I was totally burned out."
He sold his house in Owings Mills last year and took the year off, moving...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland's artistic director, Dianna Cuatto, has opened the 31st season for the state's premier professional ballet company with a proven winner, "Beauty and the Beast."
Cuatto's choreography, combining romantic elements of Jean...
| Oct 6, 2013
Kenny Irwin Jr. has seen the future, and it is fast and fierce — intergalactic travelers catching flights from an Afghan spaceport, extraterrestrials so weary of human warfare they swoop down and blast away our weapons.
The 39-year-old artist says...
| Oct 5, 2013
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
They're the first to acknowledge that they make an unlikely foursome. A Polish artist's daughter and three artists representing America, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic have forged an alliance to advance their individual creative visions —...