Art & Artists


Steam Locomotives Steal the Spotlight

Photographer O. Winston Link documented the final days of steam engines on the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last main line to use them


Making a Dent in the Trafficking of Stolen Art

From their modest Manhattan digs, Constance Lowenthal and her staff do their best to foil the criminals who swipe treasures for a living


The Really Big Art of Claes Oldenburg

By turning the ordinary flashlight, spoon or clothespin into a colossal monument, this artist chisels away at society's solemnity


The Magical Motion of Michael Moschen

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

A Vibrant New Heart For the Art in San Francisco

A short walk from the uphill end of the Fisherman's Wharf trolley line is a former working-class neighborhood that is the city's new home for the arts


Mondrian and the Eternal Rectangle

In search of the transcendent, the Dutch painter created grids of red, blue and yellow that are very much with us


Masters of the Quick Guffaw

Gag writers and cartoonists are good pen pals —as long as they can get a laugh in seven seconds (tick, tick . . .)


On Loan From the White House, a Collection of 77 Craft Artists' Works is at the National Museum of American Art


Sofonisba Anguissola: Renaissance Painter Extraordinaire

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., a ground-breaking exhibition has retrieved a life of true genius


The Fiery Nadar Took Paris' Pulse

A self-styled bohemian of the mid-19th century, the young photographer captured the spirit of the time in portraits now on exhibit at the Met


The Wolcott Children's Ballet: In the Backwoods, Dancing Their Hearts Out

It's a story grounded in a real labor of love — sore muscles, hand-stitched costumes, and dreams of grace and aspirations fulfilled

Bear by Cornelia Chapin

All Right, Troops Fan Out and Find Every Last Artwork

With the aid of volunteers throughout the country, Save Outdoor Sculpture! is helping us to rediscover our monumental heritage


Around the Mall & Beyond

The Freer's art is indeed stunning, but the quiet elegance of its new glass cases catches the eye of this visitor


No Two of a Kind In This Show of Cards

A group of talented art quilters reveal their hands in a stacked deck of unique 'cards' soon to be exhibited at the Renwick Gallery

"The Hermitage"

Its spectacular holdings in art have long been celebrated; but now, as it reaches out to the world, the museum reveals a closely held secret


In The Pursuit of Perfect Craft: An Artisan's Lifework

Over decades of inspired workmanship, Hiroshima Kazuo has fashioned baskets that bespeak the everyday life of an isolated rural Japan

Stephen Crane

A Writer Who Lived the Adventures He Portrayed

Stephen Crane was fascinated by the seamy side of life, but his works elevated fiction to new heights

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