| Feb 20, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Johnny Depp has been stepping out for quite a while now with that proper timepiece: the pocket watch. For instance, he had one tucked in his waistcoat at the People's Choice Awards in January. Many U.S. presidents were known to......
| Jun 30, 2010
| 9:33 PM
In 2007, the UCLA Hammer Museum struck a deal with the Armand Hammer Foundation to split the collection that the late oilman had deposited in the Westwood cultural center that bears his name. Of 195 works, 103 would remain with......
| Nov 19, 2010
| 3:54 PM
Despite roots so deep that its earliest acquisition dates to 1732, the College of William and Mary rarely paid much attention to its art collection in the past, letting it grow over the years like an untended field.
What resulted was a curious hodge-...
| Feb 16, 2009
George Washington would have been jealous. When painter Gilbert Stuart painted his portrait, the General spent 15 hours posing, hating every self-conscious moment. In contrast, just a week before Inauguration Day, Barack Obama gave White House...
| May 1, 2009
| 11:05 AM
Families love Boston for one simple reason--it's small and compact and most of the major sites (New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail, and the Children's Museum) are within easy walking distance. The Museum of Science, Harvard Yard, and...
| May 25, 2008
THE PAVED terrace behind the Huntington Art Gallery is 80 paces wide. By my stride, that's more than 165 feet. Stand at the center and look south, with the imposing Beaux-Arts mansion and its striped green awnings at your back, and infinity rolls out...
| Jan 21, 2008
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- The line outside the bathroom at the National Portrait Gallery has been out the door ever since museum officials decided to hang a portrait of late-night host Stephen Colbert in between the men's and women's restrooms.
"The lines have...