| Nov 21, 2008
Art dealer Jan Krugier, an Auschwitz survivor who collected the works of Picasso and other renowned artists to help himself move past the horrors of the Nazi era, has died in Switzerland. He was 80.
Krugier died Saturday as a result of an infection,...
| Sep 13, 2008
THE THIEF or thieves who recently walked away with an Encino couple's multimillion-dollar art collection, including a Marc Chagall and a Diego Rivera, shouldn't have had a prayer.
In a universe where wealthy people pay millions to protect jewelry,...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 8:48 AM
On this date, five civic leaders incorporated the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, descendant of the Chicago Academy of Design, which had sprung up in 1866 and had mounted several exhibitions before the Chicago Fire claimed it. Thus, in 1882, when the...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:13 PM
Just after noon, Mayor Richard J. Daley pulled a cord attached to 1,200 square feet of blue-green fabric, unwrapping a gift "to the people of Chicago" from an artist who had never visited--and had shown no previous interest in--the city. The artist was...
| Mar 28, 2010
Lincoln Center's architecture, and all that jazz
Just in time for spring, New York's iconic Lincoln Center has expanded its tour program. The art and architecture tour includes an in-depth examination of Lincoln Center's buildings and public spaces as...
| Apr 20, 2010
Gayle Anderson was live to continue the DISCOVERS THE ARTS IN LOS ANGELES series in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center for their new exhibit, "MONSTERS AND MIRACLES: A JOURNEY THROUGH JEWISH PICTURE BOOKS" on display through August 1, 2010....
| Apr 25, 2010
Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers.
Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
| May 1, 2010
Moments after the private elevator in the Montage Beverly Hills slides open, the staff warmly greets Larry Field and ushers him to a pool-view seat at the rooftop Conservatory Grill. The hostess gives him a hug. Servers nod in recognition.
| Mar 8, 2009
M any an opera plot is set in motion by a wicked curse that generates terrible heartache and loss. These days, it looks as if the real world of opera has been hit with a curse every bit as pernicious.
Although orchestras, art museums, theater troupes and...
| Feb 27, 2010
Ernst Beyeler, whose early eye for undervalued Picassos and Impressionists helped him assemble one of Europe's most famous art collections, has died, his Beyeler Foundation said. He was 88.
FOR THE RECORD:
Ernst Beyeler obituary: The...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 5:06 AM
If you want to spend April in Paris but can't afford it, a short hop to Philadelphia may at least give you that French feeling.
After nearly three years of planning, the city kicks off the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts this...