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Philip Guston, "The Tale" (1961), oil on canvas

Anderson Collection Has A New Home

By Sura Wood | Sep 28
The Anderson family has given Stanford 121 primo works by some 86 artists, from Clyfford Still, Philip Guston, Helen Frankenthaler and Frank Lobdell to Squeak Carnwath, Mark Rothko, Wayne Thiebaud, and Frank Stella.


Fine Arts Features

Chicago Water Tower at night.

Second to None: Chicago's Art and Culture Scene

By Matthew Wexler | Sep 26
Saddled with the erroneous moniker "The Second City," Chicago's art and theater scenes guarantee that a stay in Chi-Town will be a first-class experience

Robert Garcia, New York, 1990

Veteran Photographer Kickstarts AIDS Activist Portrait Book

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
Veteran photographer and ACT UP/NY member Bill Bytsura is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his coffee table-style art book, titled "The AIDS Activist Project."

"T+85 red" (2013), Lego, by Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, showing at Gallery Wendi Norris

What's Up at the Galleries This Fall?

By Sura Wood | Sep 7
If there's any doubt that fall is underway, look no further than the offerings at local galleries. Here's a brief survey of what's out there.

Fashion illustrator Richard Haines.

The Haines Effect: Runway Relevance Meets Street Chic

By Ian Michael Crumm | Sep 3
From illustrating a look on the street to inspiring a pattern for garment production, Richard Haines' work spans the life cycle of the fashion industry.

Sevres Porcelain Manufactory, soft paste porcelain painted by Jean Louis Morin, Garniture (1765), from Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, coming to the Legion of Honor.

What's Coming to Art Museums This Fall?

By Sura Wood | Sep 1
It's hard to believe, but the fall arts season is upon us. This year's slate is noteworthy for the absence of SFMOMA and MoAD; both are closed for renovation, and the Berkeley Art Museum follows suit on Dec. 21.


Fine Arts Reviews

The Dinner Party

By Michael Cox | Jul 14
Spectators were astounded by the audacity of Judy Chicago's art installation "The Dinner Party" when it was first exhibited in 1979. In "The Dinner Party: Restoring Women to History," the artist details this installation piece through images and essays.

A Queer History Of Fashion - From The Closet To The Catwalk

By Michael Cox | Nov 2
Accompanying the exhibit in NYC, Valerie Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology, explores a topic that surprisingly few have in "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Cakewalk" what gay people have done for fashion.

Remembering Niko @ The Gallery at the Piano Factory

By Kay Bourne | Oct 28
Want to see what Boston looked like decades ago? Nicholas Michael Marinos (Niko) memorialized the city in the ’80s & ’90s with his watercolors, now on view at the Piano Factory.