| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:58 AM
What Jean-Luc Godard is to film and Marcel Duchamp was to the visual arts, John Cage was to music -- a radical experimentalist who constantly sought to reinvent the art form. Boldly conceptual -- and to many, frustratingly impenetrable -- his pieces stand...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Opens Sept. 28 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Wayne White says “fuck” a lot. He paints the word “fuck” a lot, too. White, the subject of the excellent and...
| Jul 22, 2012
Where the Heart Beats
John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists
Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:28 PM
In 1913, the Art Institute did something astonishing. It opened its hallowed halls to an exhibition so radical that it would forever alter the course of art-making in the United States.
The event was the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America
Through July 14, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu
Katherine Dreier (1877-1952), who lived in West Redding and Milford, and among whose close...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Monday, Jan. 21, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings
Wayne White says "fuck" a lot. He paints the word "fuck" a lot, too. White, the subject of the excellent and entertaining documentary Beauty is...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
| Feb 5, 2012
Over more than a century, Dorothea Tanning collided and consorted with artistic titans of the 20th century who included Pablo Picasso, John Cage and Joseph Cornell. She designed sets for George Balanchine ballets, played romantic matchmaker for poet Andre...
| Jun 25, 2010
Robert Shapazian, a scholarly art dealer who started importing art at age 13 and went on to become the founding director of the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, has died. He was 67.
Shapazian died of lung cancer Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A pair of artists has turned 10,000 private photos they say they stole from 100 hard drives into a an exhibit on display London's Carroll/Fletcher gallery....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony's miraculous American Mavericks celebration, which included a sublime performance of John Cage's "Song Books" with Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and, believe it or not, Jessye Norman....
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Patt Morrison Asks: E. Randol Schoenberg on the Klimts and the Supreme Court....