January 10, 2013 |
DON'T MISS You would expect an exhibition of the Pop art paintings of Roy Lichtenstein — best known for canvases inspired by comics — to be fun. And " Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective " certainly is. But the thorough and engaging show, which closes this weekend at the National Gallery of Art , also reveals the late artist to be a serious student of painting and art history, which will remember him as a major, if merry, figure....
December 21, 2012 |
The next time you consider building or buying a house, consider this: rather than clear trees from a plot of land and pour a foundation into the ground, tap into your childhood imagination and build your house in the trees. " Tree Houses: Fairy-Tale Castles in the Air ," by Philip Jodidio invites readers to tour 50 tree houses from around the world. Jodidio, who studied economics and art history at Harvard University, served as editor-in-chief of the Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years and...
October 6, 2012
Meredith A. Diness art professor Meredith A. Diness, 74, a professor at the University of the District of Columbia, where she had served on the faculty senate and chaired the visual and performing art departments, died of metastatic melanoma Aug. 30 at her home in Bethesda. The death was confirmed by her daughter, Marnie Rode. In 1968, Dr. Diness joined the faculty at Federal City College, a predecessor institution to UDC. She taught drawing, art history and other classes.
August 9, 2012
Okay, parents. Depending on how you look at it, this next week or so is either dreadful or golden. It's that lull between the end of camps and the start of school. That summer packed with promise is pretty much behind you, and the week or so before you is a wide-open, yawning black hole on your calendar. But let's be positive. This is your chance to really dig in and enjoy our diverse area full of free museums, beautiful parks, nice waterfront and endless possibilities. So don't dread, delight.
August 7, 2012 |
Robert Hughes, who brought a muscular, confrontational writing style to the genteel world of art criticism, and whose books and television programs on art and the history of his native Australia brought him a worldwide following, died Aug. 6 at a hospital in the Bronx. He was 74. His wife, Doris Downes, released a statement saying her husband "had been very ill for some time. " His health had been somewhat precarious since a near-fatal car accident in 1999. Mr. Hughes had wide-ranging interests and...
August 2, 2012 |
At 10 a.m. on Aug. 11, Kathryn Cornelius will wear a white gown and walk toward her betrothed to exchange vows before a crowd of assembled guests. An ordained minister will officiate, then the pair will drink champagne, cut the cake and gaze into each other's eyes as they dance their first dance. And then they will divorce. At 11 a.m. she'll do it all over again with someone new. And at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and every hour on the hour until she has wed and divorced seven people.