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On The Scene with Mike Diamond @ 'McKellen Me Softly' Art Show, NYC

Jul 23
'McKellen Me Softly' is a one night party & art show sponsored by Geeks Out in which fans honor prominent gay actor Ian McKellen. Mike Diamond goes On The Scene to meet and greet with the geekiest gays you can possibly imagine!


Fine Arts Features

"Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style"

Oscar de la Renta Exhibit Opens at Bush Library

By Jamie Stengle | Jul 21
More than 60 ensembles are featured in a new retrospective of Oscar de la Renta's career that opened Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. "Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style," runs through Oct. 5.

"Polyhymnia" (1963), oil on canvas by Hans Hofmann

Hofmann & Bess: Two-fer at BAM

By Sura Wood | Jul 13
"Hofmann by Hofmann" is a new show up at Berkeley Art Museum between now and the museum's closing at the end of the year.

British artist Tracey Emin poses for photographers next to her 1998 artpiece, entitled ’My Bed’.’

Messy Bed Sells for $4.4 Million

Jul 9
Artist Tracey Emin has sold her bed - and the disheveled sheets, empty vodka bottles, cigarette butts and discarded condoms were part of the lucrative deal

Gehry Redesign of Art Museum Yields More Space

By Kathy Matheson | Jul 8
Traditionalists can rest easy knowing architect Frank Gehry’s vision for the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not include wrapping the neoclassical building in his trademark chunky silver swooshes.

A wedding dress made in 1844 is displayed at the "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity," exhibition in Denton, Texas.

Wedding Fashion Exhibit Opens in Denton, Texas

Jul 8
Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit showcasing the changing styles of American brides.


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.

Armored General (detail), Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE), China. Terracotta, excavated from Pit 1, Qin Shihuang tomb complex (1980). Photo: Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi

China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy

By Sura Wood | Mar 5
Although the warriors are certainly the headliner, the bulk of the exhibition is comprised of 110 objects taken from the burial chambers of the First Emperor’s ancestors and areas surrounding his eminence’s tomb.