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  • Oakland Museum reflects city's evolution

    Representative of the city's transformation is the Oakland Museum of California, near Lake Merritt, which reopened in May after a $62-million renovation. The architecture and landscaping remain true to its original 1969 Midcentury Modern design: The...
  • California Hall of Fame names Wayne Thiebaud

     
    Since the state was founded in 1850, California has produced almost no major visual artists. I know this -- or at least I'm told this -- by perusing the website for the California Hall of Fame. A celebrity venture started......
  • Imogen Cunningham's 'Botanicals' on view at Oceanside Museum of Art

     
    If you ask people to name some of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, the name Imogen Cunningham doesn't usually come to mind. Although modern art enthusiasts may not be familiar with her work, among her peers, including......
  • Trees branch out at the Getty

     
    Throughout history, humans have embraced trees for their beauty, strength and spiritual symbolism. Artists have been equally fascinated with the wooded perennial as a model, perhaps for its serene, low-maintenance temperament, easy accessibility and its...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • Let's talk Depression, even if the politicians won't

     
    Is it possible that the U.S. in 2011 is heading into a decade like the 1930s? Is it not a downturn abut a depression that we're facing?...
  • 'More American Photographs' offers a glimpse of America's recession

     
    100 works present best known examples from the Farm Security Administartion Depression-era photography program alongside recently commissioned photos from 12 contemporary artists of the recent recession....
  • reFramed: In conversation with Rita Leistner

     
    Rita Leistner is a politically and socially engaged lens-based artist whose concerned photography uses conceptual approaches to create photographs with a special relationship to current events and the human condition. Her work has been exhibited widely...
  • Pilot Picks for Friday

     Pilot Picks for Friday
    PressPausePlay: This global journey captures how digital technology has transformed the concept of art and culture, democratizing tools that were once in the hands of only a select few. Playing at 4:15 p.m. at the Regency Lido Theatre. This is Your...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Photojournalistic excellence

    I knew it. I never lost faith. I knew that if I waited long enough, we would get a hook into the city of Bell story, and on Tuesday morning, we did. That was when former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, who is presently between engagements, was...
  • The Unblinking Stare of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme

    The Unblinking Stare of Walker Evans at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme
    The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542   "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
  • "Daring to Look," by Anne Whiston Spirn

    Dorothea Lange's photograph "Migrant Mother" (1936), which shows a plaintive, destitute woman surrounded by her children at the height of the Depression, secured her place as one of the most distinguished documentary photographers of all time. That...