| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:24 PM
N. Jay Jaffee might not be among the best known American photographers of the 20th century, but a sizable and engrossing exhibit of his works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes it obvious that he deserves much wider recognition....
| Oct 13, 2013
As warm afternoons give way to cool, crisp evenings, cities awaken from their summer nap, abuzz with new openings, performances and cultural events. Vibrantly hued country roads become stamping grounds for food festivals, wine tours and leaf peepers....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:22 PM
OK, consider the kinds of things that have been shown on Bravo's reality shows: table-throwing, witch-slapping, screaming fights, tiny outfits that barely cover models' behinds, gross material excess, insane self-delusions ...So I have to wonder what's...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:09 PM
For nearly 3,000 years, the Silk Road connected trade and culture between China, India, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Europe.
Last week, Interstate-95 became a different kind of Silk Road, as 76 high school students from Howard County and surrounding...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Montgomery County fiber artist Ted Hallman weaves skies from cerulean cotton threads, knits trees from hemp and interleaves rainbows of dyed satin strips into sunsets tinged with gold leaf. He is a painter of surreal landscapes, using fiber and thread...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI Writing about race can be a tricky undertaking in the best of circumstances. But now, with the Oscar nominations for "12 Years a Slave" and a National Book Award for "The Good Lord Bird," James McBride's comic novel about John Brown, Sue Monk Kidd...
| Jan 11, 2014
Experts at the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African-American History and Culture are touching down in Fort Lauderdale to see your personal treasures. And they don't mean your grandfather's toothbrush.
On the final leg of a national tour...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As a creator of narrative art, Mark Stock says nothing is more fun than staging a photo shoot for a painting he has yet to make.
So when Stock decided to revisit one of his more popular subjects — interpreting the artistic, historical and personal...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:58 AM
When the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach re-opens today after a two-week time out to get ready for the new season, the most immediate change will be found in the lobby, now home to a 770-square-foot mural by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind an art museum's gleaming galleries lies the off-limits and uninviting space that can hold as much as 95% of its collection: storage.
These spaces are often packed with hundreds or even thousands of paintings, decorative art objects and other...