It’s autumn, time for warm colors, cool evenings and some standout museum exhibitions. Expect everything from a brand new biennial in Washington State to exhibitions that focus on some of our favorite craft mediums—fiber, wood and clay.Read More
Here is where I throw pots,” says Cliff Lee, gesturing toward a wheel and worktable covered in fine white dust. “Big mess,” he exclaims, and abruptly walks into the next room, where more works in progress, magazines and books cluster on tables and shelves. Two—no, three—vacuum cleaners sit idle nearby.Read More
This long-legged creature wanders through the mountains, looking for rocks and clay, which it eats,” writes Campbell Glass, glass art designer, of his new creation, “Glumbo the Rock Eater.”
The description begged to be blown into a museum-quality glass sculpture. At least that is what the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Team thought. Campbell was 12 when he submitted “Glumbo” to the team.Read More
Sometimes, you just need to get away. Really get away. Not to your tried-and-true favorite cities, where you already have a favorite restaurant and know the gallery owners by name, but to a new place, where nobody knows you but everybody is happy to have you there.Read More
“One of my favorite things to do is sit in my garden and watch and listen to birds,” wood artist Dona Dalton says. “I like how they watch me, too.” Whether she’s working at the band saw, with a sander or drill, or mixing layers of paint, her goal is to capture birds’ gestures and personalities in poplar and pine.Read More
How’s this for a perfect weekend: sunshine, great food, organic wine, famous architecture and plenty of craft. If that sounds good, check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust’s “Wright Way California: Beaches, Bungalows and Wright” tour Oct. 12-18.
Participants will enjoy private tours of Wright’s iconic Hollyhock and Freeman houses, explore four Greene and Greene masterpieces and visit architect Richard Meier’s Getty Center.Read More
Museums across the country pair a gourmet experience with art. We suggest you try them all. Here’s a quick sampling:
Come prepared to sink into your chair at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Museum Cafe in La Jolla, Calif. The outdoor seating overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and the organic ingredients are locally sourced by chef Giuseppe Ciuffa. Breakfast and lunch include classics like huevos rancheros and caprese, along with more adventurous dishes like the mango jalapeño quesadilla.Read More
I’m making a list and checking it twice, but Santa Claus doesn’t have a thing to do with it. My focus is fall arts, and the list is an item-by-item rundown of the new exhibitions and art shows I want to see.
In a sense, the fall arts season actually is a lot like Christmas, only without the wrappings and bows. Museums roll out major exhibitions, show promoters announce new dates, and arts groups unfurl plans for memory-making events that put the public and artists together. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving.
If Rebecca Siemering hadn’t become a professional artist, she would have ended up an anthropologist. “I have become an imaginative one instead,” she says. Since 2005, Siemering has collected used scratch-off lottery tickets on her daily walks in Pawtucket, R.I. “Scratch cards have a very colorful, primal palette,” she explains. “I started to wonder what the people who threw them out the window were like.”Read More