| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The question of who owns a tiny Renoir landscape of the River Seine may rest on a four-page handwritten letter penned 78 years ago by a middle-aged woman in a bad mood.
The letter, by the Baltimore art collector Saidie A. May, is reprinted verbatim as...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Arthur Lee Shreve Waxter, a Towson and Bolton Hill real estate developer who was a former Maryland Arts Council chairman, died of cancer Sunday at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. The longtime Roland Park resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:22 AM
When visual artist Diana Marta came across a mannequin in the back room of a Baltimore gallery in 2012, she didn't know the seemingly innocuous discovery would lead to an exhibit opening this week at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:59 PM
One hundred years ago, Bohemian-born William Oktavec, a butcher by trade and a would-be artist, arrived in Baltimore from New York with his wife and young son. He set up a grocery shop at the corner of North Collington and Ashland avenues in the area...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Executive producer Frank Rich says Stephen Sondheim made just one demand before he gave his blessing to the film “Six by Sondheim,” which premieres Monday night at 9 on HBO.
“Just don’t do the same old, same old,” Rich...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:12 PM
For most of John Ruppert's career, metal sculpture has been a major focus, but he has added photography to his pursuits lately. Some of the results can be sampled and savored in an exhibit at C. Grimaldis Gallery titled "The Iceland Project."
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Visitors to Fallston High School, as well as the students and staff who are there every day, are being treated to the sight of a student-designed and fabricated mosaic installed at the entrance to the school's main office.
The mosaic, which was...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Calling all artists! The Howard County Conservancy seeks submissions for its fourth annual Art of Stewardship juried art show, which will run from Wednesday, March 12, until Saturday, April 9. During the opening reception on Thursday, March 13, a round...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
This winter, Baltimore is shaping up to be a place where talk is cheap — and enlightening.
Two new free speaker series are in the works: The Contemporary museum will present artists with national reputations talking about their creative process....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:06 AM
DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay"
Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The painter Diane Dunn and the photographer Joan Forester have different mediums, but they have a shared tendency to get close to their subjects in their exhibit "Patterns" at the Artists' Gallery.
Dunn's acrylic paintings actually alternate between...