Tony Foster’s subjects can’t really get much bigger.
His most recent exhibition highlights his documention of the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest – two of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World (depending on whom you might ask). Tony Foster: Searching for a Bigger Subject, opened on July 11th at the Phoenix Art Museum and is on view […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Exhibits, Museums, Nature, Quotes on July 13th, 2009 | No Comments »
As the Rodin Museum undergoes a facelift this summer, one of Auguste Rodin’s best-known sculptures, The Thinker, will be temporarily displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
While the limestone facade of the Rodin Museum is being restored, The Thinker can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall until it can be safely returned […]
Filed under: Exhibits, Inspiration, Masters, Museums, Photography on July 9th, 2009 | No Comments »
On the heels of Independence Day, as I think of patriotism, family, communities and American art, Norman Rockwell and his iconic images have to fit in somewhere.
Rockwell (1894-1978) created over 4,000 original works, 322 of which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. He was an illustrator; a storyteller during what some might consider America’s […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Holiday, Museums, Quotes on July 6th, 2009 | No Comments »
The 53rd International Art Exhibition is well underway in Venice. Every other year, the world descends on the city of water to take part in this Contemporary Art experience. The title of this year’s exhibit is “Making Worlds”. Daniel Birnbaum, the Director, explains why:
“A work of art represents a vision of the world and if taken seriously it […]
Filed under: Art, Events, Exhibits, Travel on June 26th, 2009 | No Comments »
A significant exhibit opens today. Through October 18th, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will display a collection of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings that have never before been viewed by the public. The collection includes Brown Swiss (1957) and Distant Thunder (1961) along with five Helga paintings: Black Velvet (1972), Farm Road (1979), Cape Coat (1982), Overflow (1978) […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Museums on June 25th, 2009 | No Comments »
This Father’s Day, give your Dad, husband, brother, grandfather, son or any other special “Dad” in your life an art experience.
If he’s a nature buff, send him to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
If he has a modern edge and is more of a metropolitan kind of guy, he’d love to visit any of the contemporary art […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Holiday, Masters on June 18th, 2009 | No Comments »
Tamara de Lempicka (1889 – 1980) was the leading female artist of her day, and quite possibly the most famous artist of the Art Deco period. She was glamorous, eccentric, talented and rich (she made her first $million by age 28).
“M. Tadeusz Lempicki” is one of the many Lempicka paintings on exhibit at […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Events, Exhibits on June 16th, 2009 | No Comments »
If you live in or near the San Diego area a not-to-miss event is Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art! Being a resident of our southern states, I hadn’t heard of this event until recently, but am excited to learn more and spread the word to those of you who may be lucky enough to […]
Filed under: Art, Events, Exhibits, Floral on June 11th, 2009 | No Comments »
Greg and I were on the same wavelength. I spent Mother’s Day with my entire family including my parents, children and wife at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens viewing the Henry Moore Installation. The weather was perfect and the art and gardens even better!
Moore has always been a favorite of mine I think his vision of the modern […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Events, Exhibits, Installations, Nature on May 14th, 2009 | No Comments »
Every year on Mother’s Day weekend, the Atlanta Botanical Garden sponsors an event called Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour. Residential gardens in and around Atlanta are open to the public to raise funds for the Botanical Garden. My wife and I have been going on the tour for years and we always enjoy the diversity of […]
Filed under: Art, Events, Exhibits, Nature on May 13th, 2009 | 2 Comments »