| Feb 15, 2014
The little Renoir landscape looks so modest and guileless and transparent that a casual observer never would guess at the secrets the painting hides.
"Paysage Bords de Seine" depicts a river and bushes. On that summer day in 1879, a sailboat was...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:01 AM
FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review.
For the past decade, it...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Last weekend found two of the area's orchestral ensembles in fine form.
Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an imaginative mix of standard and far-from-standard fare Saturday night at the Gordon Center.
The familiar work was Mendelssohn's "Scottish...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 AM
John Weber, a tenor who sang in opera productions and was the music director of a Rodgers Forge church, died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 17. The Catonsville resident was 50.
His brother, Thomas Proveaux, said Mr. Weber collapsed at the wheel of his...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:22 PM
A tiny landscape by Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir was returned to the Baltimore Museum of Art Friday afternoon – more than 62 years after the artwork mysteriously disappeared while it was on exhibition.
FBI investigators drove to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The work of a pair of local artists will be featured on posters for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Boat Show.
A watercolor painting of a powerboat cruising under the spans of the Bay Bridge under a pink and yellow sky will...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Richard M. Lansburgh, a retired clothier, philanthropist and patron of the arts, died of multiple organ failure Tuesday at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, one day before his 92nd birthday. He lived in North Baltimore.
He was born during a record-...
| Feb 1, 2014
Dresden was the place for artistic jolts in 1905.
Operagoers were treated to the sight of a severed head, formerly attached to John the Baptist, being handed up from a cistern to a salivating Salome. Thick harmonies and bold splashes of tone color...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Anne Arundel County
Abrakadoodle Art Education
June 23-Aug. 22
Art camps for children at local convenient locations. The most comprehensive art program that...
| Feb 7, 2014
Let the music play, dear readers!
Mary Boehly informed me about a free, open to the public concert by the USAF Heritage Ramblers Saturday at 3 p.m. in Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace. Sponsored by the Havre de...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa.
"I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...