March 25, 2010 |
The prosecutors rear out like gargoyles from the walls overhead, fingers jabbing into the air. The massive cartoon faces of witnesses, lawyers and defendants crowd the walls, words popping in balloons from their lips. "Stand up!" commands a voice as visitors climb the stairs to the exhibition, invoking the opening moments of a trial. "The judge is coming." In a gutted perfume bottle factory on a nondescript street in downtown Moscow, an exhibit opening Friday paints a fantastic, caricatured dreamscape of the continuing trial of former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
January 21, 2013 |
Visitors to Oahu who realize there's more to island clothing than swimsuits and flip-flops may enjoy a visit to Honolulu's Bishop Museum , where an exhibition titled HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen has been extended until Feb. 25. Shaheen is credited with elevating the Hawaiian shirt from kitsch to chic. After training as an aeronautical engineer and flying 85 missions during World War II, he spent about four decades designing colorful textiles that were then manufactured in his Honolulu factory.
January 3, 2011 |
The largest retrospective of the works of Dutch minimalist Piet Mondrian in nearly half a century is on exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris through March 21. Master of the black grid on white canvas set with bold panes of primary colors, Mondrian helped to change the face of modern art. His influence was felt not only in painting and sculpture but in graphic design, fashion and architecture. Besides 100 of Mondrian's paintings, the first part of the exhibition re-creates the artist's Montparnasse studio, a 3-D rendering in interior decoration of his signature designs.
July 8, 2011 |
Royals fans who visit Edinburgh, Scotland, this summer can catch a new exhibit about Britain's queen -- and get a discount on tours of the royal yacht too. " The Queen: Art and Image ," at the Scottish National Gallery, celebrates the diamond jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, one of the longest reigning monarchs in British history, has been on the throne since 1952. During that time, her image has evolved from remote royal icon in diamond tiara to middle-aged granny in party hats and glasses. Given a substantial boost by popular media coverage of her late daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, the queen’s reign has been marked by a major transition in the way the monarchy is portrayed and the way in which it portrays itself. The new exhibit, running through Sept.
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May 13, 1998 |
Hats, clothing, jewelry and other articles from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s will be exhibited through May 31 in Cal State Fullerton's library. The exhibit, "Hatpins: Points of Feminism in the Age of Elegance," will feature hatpins manufactured from steel in 1832, the year a pin-making machine was invented. The campus is at 800 N. State College Blvd. COLLEGES / Campus Scene:
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September 13, 1997 |
Oxnard's Carnegie Art Museum will host a traveling exhibition on the impact of war beginning today. "The Miseries and Misfortunes of War" features 36 prints by artists from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Organized by the Arizona Museum of Art and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibit is named after a series of etchings by 17th-century artist Jacques Callot.
July 20, 2012 |
Whitney Houston's white gown from the 1994 Grammy Awards ceremony where she won album of the year for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, her Bible and rare photographs are among the memorabilia that will be on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles starting Aug. 15. It's being billed as the first major museum exhibition devoted to the late singer's life and career. “Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston” is being assembled in cooperation with Houston's family and will include interviews with friends, colleagues and family members.
October 6, 2011
Claiming its place on the vanguard of the Pop surrealist and "lowbrow" art movements, Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus Gallery, established in 1986 and originally on Melrose Avenue, will launch a behemoth two-part group show, "La Luz de Jesus 25," featuring more than 260 artists who have exhibited there since the gallery's inception, among them: Gary Baseman, Joe Coleman, Matt Groening, Frank Kozik, Elizabeth McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter, Marion...
January 5, 2011 |
When French photographer Henri Huet died at age 43 in a helicopter crash over Laos in 1971, he left behind a collection of images showing not only the horrors of the Vietnam War but also the compassion and humanity shared by its combatants. On Feb. 9 La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie , a center for contemporary photographic art in Paris, will open a major exhibition of Huet’s work, which was featured in news reports around the world through Associated Press. The show, marking the 40th anniversary of the photographer's death, runs through April 3. Son of a French engineer and Vietnamese mother, Huet was born in Vietnam , raised in France and trained as an artist.
March 7, 2011 |
" Power House ," a new permanent exhibition, will open April 2 on the top floor of the historic White Tower inside the Tower of London. The exhibition will showcase the many faces the tower has worn during its 900-year history: royal residence, fort, mint, prison, records office, jewel house, observatory, zoo and armory. The Tower was the site of the execution of two of Henry VIII’s queens; the coronation of the 9-days-queen, Lady Jane Grey; and the burial ground of Edward IV’s murdered sons, the little princes.