| Oct 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
In the annals of art criticism, deriding a sculpture as looking like "some kind of cow splat" is probably not bound for glory. That was the colorful phrase used by outgoing LAPD Chief William J. Bratton in reaction to "sixbeaststwomonkeys,"......
| Aug 30, 2008
SHIRLEY NYQUIST, the vivacious record-keeper of her husband's furniture-making business, pulls out a typewritten list from 1960 showing a walnut armchair with sculpted back and upholstered seat priced at $125. And today? That same chair would be $4,500....
| Apr 18, 2008
Belgium's Atomium turns 50
Belgium on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Atomium, an oddity of modern architecture touted as the "most astonishing building in the world."
Built for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, the Atomium is a...
| Apr 19, 2008
Dustin and Lindsay Phillips had no idea they were part of the beginning of the end of the Guggenheim's great Las Vegas adventure, a seven-year gamble that is coming to a close with the museum taking its chips -- its paintings -- back home.
| Oct 26, 2009
Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90.
Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
| Nov 18, 2009
Frances Lasker Brody, a philanthropist, arts advocate and collector who influenced the development of Los Angeles' cultural life as a founding benefactor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later as a guiding patron of the Huntington Library,...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. was famous for banging the drum for civil rights. It's an image that comes from a 1968 sermon he gave in which he said: "If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Gizmo is a 1 ½ year old gray and white kitty, who came to the Roanoke Valley SPCA after living on his own.
He is very affectionate and would make a wonderful companion and lap warmer. He, likes other cats, is playful, and especially fond of catnip!
| Mar 20, 2010
The Sculpture Garden in City Park is re-opening today at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The public is invited to relax and walk along the meandering footpaths in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, which is home to more than 50 sculptures....
| Mar 22, 2010
In the heart of the so-called Rust Belt lies an extraordinary example of what vision and open-mindedness did for a central Indiana industrial town set amid farm fields.
By all rights, Columbus, Ind., should look like many other Midwestern towns of 40,000...