The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is now a well-established mainstream city institution with an international reputation, but 35 years ago it was quite another story.
Fine Arts Features
"Costumes of Downton Abbey," a major exhibition of costumes from the award-winning Downton Abbey television series, will open at the Winterthur Museum in March 2014.
This may be the year Korean art steps out of the shadows of its aesthetically formidable cousins, Japan and China - at least as far as museum exhibitions are concerned.
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is bringing a little piece of Paris to Peachtree Street. "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" runs through January 19.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better, size matters, and more can indeed be less; these are conclusions one can draw from "David Hockney; A Bigger Exhibition."
Strength without bitterness; compassion with a cool, sober eye cast on painful, emotional realities; that’s the quotient that animates the work and tenor of "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video."
Fine Arts Reviews
Impressionism is often thought of as a great male fraternity, but there was a feminine side to the once-notorious movement that shocked the conservative academy, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Paris salons, in late-19th-century France.
Annie Leibovitz, the celebrated celebrity photographer who brought the world a bare-chested Arnold Schwarzenegger in jodhpurs, and a nude, very pregnant Demi Moore, has, uncharacteristically, revealed her private world as well as her outer glitz in Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005, an exhibition on view at the Legion of Honor through May 25, 2008.
If you were to take a quick look at the subjects the notorious British artist duo Gilbert & George have addressed in their pictures - feces, sperm, blood, race, oral fixation, offensive language (to some) and sticking a finger in the eye of organized religion, which it richly deserves, according to the artists - you’d likely conclude that they were naughty boys intent on inciting their teacher to put them out of class and send them directly to the principal’s office.