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Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

First Nighter: Arin Arbus's King Lear, David Herskovitz's Uriel Acosta

David Finkle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays are revelations. Good plays, that is, and the better a play, the more revelatory it can be. And let's just say King Lear -- now at Theatre For a New Audience with Arin Arbus directing Michael Pennington in the title role -- easily falls into the better-play category.

Vanity Fair Reveals The 6 Greatest Living Artists -- Do You Agree?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

Vanity Fair recently released a very compact compendium of the greatest living artists -- all six of them. The chosen ones, selected by V.F.'s opin...

Miley Cyrus Strikes Again, or the Destruction of the Pendulum

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Friedman

Ms. Cyrus' latest "strike" is not so much her doing, as the consequence of her fans' intrepid enthusiasm. Only this time, the perceived offense is not against some nebulously-defined conservative sentiment, but an actual public artwork, the 1973 "Untitled" sculpture by the late Dale Eldred.

Art for the People - Public Art Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Public art is a democratic entity, open to everyone, not just art seekers going to visit museums and galleries. We've rounded up ten public art projects from around the world that are well worth a visit and accessible to all.

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

Now Maine's Largest Museum

Henry Miller | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Henry Miller

With 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, it's small by museum standards. The Colby Museum's significance comes from both the outsized role that Maine has played in the history of American art.

'Overrated, Pompous And Inhuman'?

John Seed | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
John Seed

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time." - Jean Cocteau Although I pride myself on having wide-ranging taste in art, ...

Serra vs. Broad: Artist Threatens To Withdraw Work From Collection

Posted 01.10.2013 | Arts

Most artists, curators and collectors can agree on the importance of art conservation. But the politics of "reworking" an artwork, whether altering th...

Art and the 'Day Job'

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Leaving the full-time creation of art to take on part-time work is not the happy story of art, but the current recession has made this scenario the reality for quite a few.

PLAN ForYourArt: November 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day of the first U.S. retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition covers Kubrick's career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s.

Is This Serra Sculpture At Risk?

Posted 08.24.2012 | Arts

A secret among art lovers, "Shift," one of the first pieces by now legendary sculptor Richard Serra, has widely remained off the radar because it was ...

Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons, Filling a Collector's Beach House With High-Priced Hipster Art

ARTINFO | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

BRIDGEHAMPTON, New York -- To reach Martos Gallery's third and final summer pop-up exhibition at an obliging collector's humble Hamptons house, visito...

Earth, Wind And Art

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

MoCA is currently hosting the first ever historical, thematic museum exhibition tackling Land Art. The exhibition, titled "Ends of the Earth: Land Art...

'Cuddle On The Tightrope'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.16.2012 | Arts

Crocheting provides pleasure and distraction to many who wish to pass the time, yet being a pastime means far more than being just a diversion. Brazil...

An Art Gala To Remember

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Last night, BOMB Magazine celebrated its 31st anniversary at Capitale in New York by honoring curator Klaus Biesenbach, playwright Marsha Norman, and ...

Occupational Hazards: The Cultural Dissonance of 2011

David Coggins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

2011 was a year of friction -- people demanded to be heard and if they weren't heard, they occupied. They physically made themselves part of the conversation, taking the narrative into their own hands and putting voice to visceral disagreement.

WATCH: How To Assemble A Richard Serra Work

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

The sculptor Richard Serra is known the world over for his minimalist works that emphasize material and create an engrossing experience. However, anot...

Fast Times in the New York Art World

Noah Becker | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
Noah Becker

Noah Becker on the phone: photo by Steven Lane It's a rainy night in...

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

Lights, Cameras And Wonder At NYC's Nuit Blanche

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Still way off the beaten path, and captivatingly so, New York's 2nd annual Nuit Blanche overcame difficult weather and logistical hurdles to blind a f...

WATCH: Chuck Close On Corruption In The Art Market

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Chuck Close is well known for his photorealistic portraits, and as an artist with numerous parties vying for control of his work, he is in a unique po...

PHOTOS: Richard Serra's Lighter Side

Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts

Richard Serra: The Drawings, organized by the Menil Collection in Houston at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is much more ephemeral than most of the c...

Serra On The Art Of Installing His Sculpture

sfgate.com | Linda Cicero / Stanford University News Dept. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

In a few years, when the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens the mammoth extension designed for it by the Norwegian architect team Snøhetta, Ric...

Rose Art Museum Collection Saved

The Huffington Post | Sydney Edelist | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

The legal battle over Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum's collection is finally over. According to reports published Thursday morning, the univers...