| Jun 10, 2012
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Jul 5, 2012
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Landscape: Scene / Re-seen
Through Sept. 2, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203) 222-7070, westportartscenter.org
Americans will take to the highways and skyways this summer in search of "unspoiled" landscape. And, while it may be...
| Jan 31, 2012
For the last 30 years, Michael Melford of Mystic has traveled the world for National Geographic magazine, taking pictures of historic sites and natural wonders.
Now Melford reached a new plateau in his artistic career: One of his photos has become a...
| Jan 8, 2012
"Great shot," my friend said. "Yeah, my Canon G10 is really smart." After two years of mumbling, "Shutter speed, ISO — I don't know," as I put my camera in auto (or "idiot-proof") mode, it seemed time for me to know as much about photography as my...
| Jan 8, 2012
To learn more
For information on photography classes offered by the Ansel Adams Gallery, go to http://www.anseladams.com.
The free photo walks are offered at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are limited to 15 people. The...
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| May 30, 2010
A pair of professional arborists, licensed to climb and care for trees, were perched high in the branches of a 110-foot Monterey cypress in the Presidio park of San Francisco. Secured by harnesses and a web of rock-climbing ropes used for rappelling...
| Apr 21, 2008
MONTE CARLO -- Mia Hanak couldn't get rid of the prince. Hanak, the founding executive director of the Natural World Museum, was escorting Prince Albert II of Monaco through an art exhibit dealing with global warming at its opening here recently, but...
| Jun 22, 2008
IN OUR pop culture-obsessed society, tattoos and body piercings have come to symbolize rebellious youth or a trendy fashion statement. In other cultures they reflect sacred beliefs, forge identities or simply tell stories.
Chris Rainier, a National...
| Jun 18, 2008
A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
| Nov 15, 2009
No one disputes that the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" was a landmark show. Attendance at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., wasn't huge, and the presentation didn't introduce any unknown talent.