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Robert Garcia, New York, 1990

Veteran Photographer Kickstarts AIDS Activist Portrait Book

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
Veteran photographer and ACT UP/NY member Bill Bytsura is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his coffee table-style art book, titled "The AIDS Activist Project."


Fine Arts Features

"T+85 red" (2013), Lego, by Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, showing at Gallery Wendi Norris

What's Up at the Galleries This Fall?

By Sura Wood | Sep 7
If there's any doubt that fall is underway, look no further than the offerings at local galleries. Here's a brief survey of what's out there.

Fashion illustrator Richard Haines.

The Haines Effect: Runway Relevance Meets Street Chic

By Ian Michael Crumm | Sep 3
From illustrating a look on the street to inspiring a pattern for garment production, Richard Haines' work spans the life cycle of the fashion industry.

Sevres Porcelain Manufactory, soft paste porcelain painted by Jean Louis Morin, Garniture (1765), from Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, coming to the Legion of Honor.

What's Coming to Art Museums This Fall?

By Sura Wood | Sep 1
It's hard to believe, but the fall arts season is upon us. This year's slate is noteworthy for the absence of SFMOMA and MoAD; both are closed for renovation, and the Berkeley Art Museum follows suit on Dec. 21.

Daniel Gordon, "Still Life with Lobster" (2012)

Promiscuous Pictures at Pier 24

By Sura Wood | Aug 24
Let's face it: We're a promiscuous picture-taking species, motivated by an obsessive desire to record moments for posterity, or to simply stop time.

Flappers, Bootleggers and More in New Prohibition Exhibit

By EDGE | Aug 19
The Indiana State Museum features an exhibit about one of the most colorful periods in American history with "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" on display through February 15, 2015.


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.