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  • Jane Meyerhoff's floral collection given to the Walters

    Jane Meyerhoff's floral collection given to the Walters
    Walters Museum: Jane Meyerhoff's floral still lifes collection will be donated to the Walters Art Museum by philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff. Jane Meyerhoff loved flowers, but she was allergic to their fragrance and couldn't have them in the house. In...
  • Orderly lines form at Rothschild retrospective

    During her long career as a sculptor and painter in Baltimore, Amalie Rothschild developed a distinctive take on geometric abstraction. You can follow the arc of that career in a gallery-filling retrospective at Towson University's Center for the Arts...
  • Herman Maril: Baltimore artist painted what he saw

    Herman Maril: Baltimore artist painted what he saw
    Herman Maril had two worlds, and each provided him what something the other lacked. The artist, who was born in Baltimore in 1908 and died here in 1986, spent his life painting some of the grittier aspects of the city. Invariably, his astute and...
  • Grace Hartigan dies at age 86

    Her bold canvases made her a bright star in the 1950s New York art world, but she "sank from view faster than the Titanic" when she moved to Baltimore, The New York Times said. Grace Hartigan, who ultimately found a second career offering her wisdom...
  • A Colorful Life

    When Grace Hartigan was a little girl, she was bewitched by gypsies. In the 1930s, the Travelers still roamed the countryside in nomadic caravans, and young Grace would shinny up the apple tree in her parents' backyard in Newark, N.J., to spy on them....
  • Lari Pittman on Henri Matisse's 'The Black Shawl' at the Norton Simon

    Lari Pittman on Henri Matisse's 'The Black Shawl' at the Norton Simon
  • Hilton Kramer dies at 84; polarizing but widely read art critic

    Hilton Kramer dies at 84; polarizing but widely read art critic
    Hilton Kramer, one of the art world's most polarizing and widely read critics for 50 years and founding editor of the conservative arts journal The New Criterion, died Tuesday in Harpswell, Maine. He was 84. Kramer had a rare blood disorder and died of...
  • LACMA installs its Matisse ceramic wall

     
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is gearing up for the Oct. 2 public opening of its new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion. Meanwhile, Thursday the museum unveiled its newly installed ceramic wall by Henri Matisse, "La Gerbe......
  • Paris Fashion Week: John Galliano's leading ladies

     
    For his namesake collection at Paris Fashion Week, John Galliano's muse was haute huckster Maria Lani and his stage the gorgeous Opéra Comique. Lani is an amusing character from the 1920s Paris art scene, who persuaded every great artist --......
  • Monster Mash: Stolen Degas painting recovered; American Ballet Theatre dancers perform in Cuba

     
    Recovered: A painting by Edgar Degas has been found at a New York auction nearly 40 years after being stolen from a French museum. (Agence France-Presse) Cultural diplomacy: Members of the American Ballet Theatre danced in Cuba for the first......
  • It Speaks to Me: Lari Pittman on Henri Matisse's 'The Black Shawl' at the Norton Simon

     
    This week Culture Monster is introducing a new feature, asking a local artist to discuss a work from a local museum that means something to him or her. Our first artist is painter Lari Pittman. This painting has a physical......
  • It Speaks to Me: Nathan Mabry on Jacques Lipchitz’s ‘Figure’ at the Norton Simon Museum

     
    "I’ve always been drawn to this piece -- a prime example of a modernist looking at ethnographic imagery and translating it into avant-garde sculpture. From what I’ve read, Lipchitz was looking at Senufo rhythm pounders from the Ivory Coast, fertility....