| May 3, 2009
The Pompidou Center is a magnet for students, tourists and arts aficionados in central Paris, housing the National Museum of Modern Art, a public library and performance spaces in an inside-out building with mechanical systems encased in giant red, blue...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:28 PM
When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
| Mar 1, 2009
Frank Gehry, who turned 80 on Saturday, is the most famous architect in the world by a healthy margin. He is also, arguably, the most significant talent in American architecture since Frank Lloyd Wright. His firm, Gehry Partners, has streamlined a process...
| Mar 11, 2009
| 8:10 PM
Irish actress won a Tony
Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...
| Aug 5, 2009
Charles Gwathmey, an architect known for his influential modernist home designs and famous clients, has died. He was 71.
Gwathmey died of cancer Monday in Manhattan, said his stepson, Eric Steel.
The architect formed the firm of Gwathmey Siegel &...
| Jun 28, 2009
The longstanding sibling rivalry between the two biggest members of the United Arab Emirates, always complex, has taken a remarkable turn in recent months.
For years, as its neighbor on the Persian Gulf, Dubai, engaged in a frenzy of construction and...
| Nov 22, 2009
"Kandinsky," the big exhibition of 95 oil paintings made between 1902 and 1942 by the visionary pioneer of abstraction, Vasily Kandinsky, is a show that looks like it was made expressly for the spiral ramp of the Guggenheim Museum. That's because in a...
| Dec 6, 2009
To open a book and have the Guggenheim Museum curve out at your fingertips isn't quite as breathtaking as visiting the real thing in New York, but it's not a bad substitute. And the other fold-outs in Roland Lewis' oversize " Frank Lloyd Wright in Pop-Up"...
| Jan 3, 2010
Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings
of Herbert Muschamp
Alfred A. Knopf: 888 pp., $50
In December 1997, with the Getty Center finally set to open its expansive hilltop campus after more than a decade of frustration, Herbert...