| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A tiny Renoir landscape with a romantic back story will be unveiled March 30 at the Baltimore Museum of Art — 62 years, four months and 14 days since it last was seen publicly.
"The Renoir Returns" will reunite the 1879 painting "Paysage Bords...
| 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 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.
| Feb 22, 2014
A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum is an homage to unsteady hands and uncertain tempers, to chips and nicks, to the inconsistent and unfinished.
In "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," many of the 60 vases on...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Every year at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, rows and rows of handmade material sit in booths for on-lookers to gaze at and admire. And behind the uniquely crafted jewelry and perfectly glazed ceramic pieces sits an artist, whose work on...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:40 PM
What is nearly as remarkable as Jenny Campbell's costumes — the glittering swirls of ribbon and whirling snow globe headdresses — is the path that led to her second career as a costume maker.
The Baltimore native taught herself to make...
| 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 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 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...