| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 4:26 PM
In the annals of art controversies, the one involving Boca Raton and Mary Eiland seems downright laughable. This isn't exactly New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani taking on a city-subsidized Brooklyn Museum exhibit which featured a depiction of the Virgin.......
| Jun 10, 2010
| 4:22 PM
OK, consider the kinds of things that have been shown on Bravo's reality shows: table-throwing, witch-slapping, screaming fights, tiny outfits that barely cover models' behinds, gross material excess, insane self-delusions ...So I have to wonder what's...
| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 12:12 PM
NEW YORK -- You don't need big bucks to enjoy the Big Apple big time. Travel like a New Yorker on the subway. Eat like a New Yorker on the street. And see the city like a New Yorker by visiting public spaces, landmarks and famous places, many of which can...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 4:40 AM
Public hearings are underway throughout New York City and surrounding counties on the MTA's proposed cuts to close a $750 million budget gap.
Among the MTA's proposals to save money are reducing service, eliminating the student MetroCard program and...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 6:17 PM
Romie Porter and Holland Hamilton stood in line all day in Times Square for a chance to feel like a New York Yankee. They were two of hundreds of people who got a key to the city today.
It's all part of a new citywide public art project called "Key to...
| Jun 24, 2010
| 11:53 AM
Most artists aren't in it for money
but if one can walk away with $100,000 thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker, so much the better.
As her "Sex and the City 2" sequel to her former HBO series continues its theatrical run, the Emmy-winning actress also is...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 5:01 AM
Beginning Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a series of nine public hearings throughout the New York City, Long Island and Westchester County on their proposals to close a $750 million budget shortfall.
Among the MTA's proposals...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:43 PM
When French painter James Tissot unveiled his ambitious new depiction of "The Life of Christ" at the Paris Salon of 1894, the epic though still unfinished series of nearly 300 watercolors was a sensation.
Standing in the midst of this immense...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Ellen Slaby has things to do. She is a director of marketing for a publisher, cares for her elderly parents, sits on a charity board and has season tickets for the Red Sox. Yet, she throws several dinner parties each month.
"People are afraid to have a...