| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:01 AM
The 2012 Pageant of the Masters debuted "The Genius" last weekend with a special VIP showing Friday and a sold-out performance at its official opening night Saturday.
Director Dianne Challis Davy had previously hinted at what was to come — a nod to...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 9:33 PM
New U.S. postage stamp inspired by Edward Hopper painting...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Global degradation of the natural habitat is the pointed, timely subject of recent photographs and short videos by Bay Area artist Carol Selter, who holds an advanced degree in biological sciences as well as in art. Rather than traditional documentary.......
| Feb 28, 2010
| 9:32 PM
What is an American? Today, as the 20th century -- the so-called "American Century" -- recedes in memory, the question can seem immodest or even grandiose. If we don't know now, after decades wielding almost unimaginable superpower status around the......
| Dec 12, 2010
Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99
One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
| Oct 31, 2010
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
| Feb 6, 2011
Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
| Jan 22, 2011
Jane Parke Batten and her late husband, Frank, may not have been the most ardent of art collectors.
Rather than living and breathing auction catalogs and sale prices, the South Hampton Roads couple simply bought what they liked, sometimes zeroing in on a...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
If you could gather all the artists who have been infatuated by the rugged New England coast over the years, you'd have a pretty good American art museum.
Thomas Cole — the founder of the Hudson River School — was among the first when he...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:46 AM
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators.
This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...
| Apr 17, 2009
John S. Broome, an Oxnard rancher and philanthropist whose family has owned land in Ventura County since before the turn of the 20th century and who was a major supporter of Cal State Channel Islands, has died. He was 91.
Broome, who had a stroke in...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 4:32 PM
In his early days, Ed Ruscha painted single words that packed a punch: oof, slam, smash, honk. In the ???80s, he took a subtler approach, floating equivocal phrases in painted skies. Consider ???I Think I???ll...,??? a 1983 piece that has......