Refine Search

  •  
  •  
Art museums retiring the 'Do not touch' signs

NEW YORK - It used to be that children didn't feel welcome in the hallowed halls of the country's best art museums. And they probably weren't.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/11/art_54900.shtml
Arts
Travel briefs

ROCKLAND, Maine -- Take a ferry to a scenic island. Watch a bald eagle return to a treetop nest. Visit a lighthouse, and dine on fresh-caught lobster.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/18/liv_415945.shtml
Life & style
Simply white walls for latest exhibition of masters

DENVER -- The technique for showing the exhibition "El Greco to Picasso From the Phillips Collection" is the equivalent of putting speed bumps in a parking lot. And it works.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/15/art_391669.shtml
Arts
Islam's sacred script survives centuries

LOS ANGELES -- Before Mohamed Zakariya copies the words of the Koran, he washes his face, hands and feet as if he were going to pray. The pen he writes with is made from a reed that was buried in manure for four years to achieve the correct red color. His ink is soot ground to powder, a process he describes as shoulder-busting labor. The paper is dyed with tea, coated with egg whites, which makes it easier to correct mistakes, then set aside to age for at least a year. Muslim calligraphers have worked this way since the seventh century.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/27/ent_257455.shtml
Things to Do
Colorful, whimsical teapots on display in Salem

...condominium they bought for storage and affectionally call "Teapot Central." Gloria Kamm, a docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, describes the collection as sculptures masquerading as teapots. "It's a familiar item," adds Sonny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/02/art_28336.shtml
Arts
Travel briefs

NEW YORK - Hank Williams' gravesite in the Oakwood Annex Cemetery in Montgomery, Ala., draws so many tourists that the grass had to be replaced with artificial turf. Jim Morrison's grave in the Pere-Lachaise cemetery is one of the top tourist attractions in Paris. And there is no cemetery where Grateful Dead fans can pay tribute to Jerry Garcia - he was cremated, and his ashes scattered.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/10/liv_21331.shtml
Life & style
King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints

LOS ANGELES - The highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds its first six weeks and more than a few complaints that his mummy isn't there.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/01/art_442875.shtml
Arts
Treasures of King Tut to tour in United States

LOS ANGELES - The treasures of King Tut will go on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, but visitors will have to pay a record price of up to $30 to see the Egyptian artifacts.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/03/art_436143.shtml
Arts
Jet Li punches back against formulaic action movies

...classic," Li said, clutching a string of Buddhist prayer beads while sitting on an outdoor patio of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art before a recent preview screening. In "Hero," set circa 200 B.C., Li plays a nameless ranger who receives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/25/mov_426380.shtml
Movies
Arbus retrospective takes look at photographer's life, work

SAN FRANCISCO -- Her harsh, shadowy black-and-white images of strippers, transvestites and twins fueled her reputation as a lover of freaks.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/26/art_398459.shtml
Arts