| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all?
That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:20 PM
German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was already a success by any measure when her assignment for the Associated Press took her to Iraq to cover George W. Bush's misbegotten war.
She had already spent more than a decade covering conficts —...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:00 PM
One of the first artifacts in the new Egyptian mummies exhibition at the Bowers Museum isn't some Tut-like tomb but rather a rudimentary bronze box, about an arm's length but no wider than two fingers, topped by a sculpted figurine of the creator god Atum...
| 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....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:01 PM
With more than 100 architecture and design tomes to his name, including the recent "Green Architecture Now!" (Taschen, $39.99) and the boxed set, "100 Contemporary Green Buildings" (Taschen, $59.99), Philip Jodidio has illuminated some...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:38 PM
NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The art-themed, reality-TV series "Work of Art" on Bravo appears to be kaput after two seasons, although no official announcement has been made by the cable channel.
On Tuesday, the website GalleristNY reported that Bravo isn't bringing the series...