Mr. Phillips wrote in his book: “Art offers two great gifts of emotion — the emotion of recognition and the emotion of escape. Both emotions take us out of the boundaries of self. At my period of crisis, I was prompted to create something which would express my awareness of life’s returning joys and my potential escape in to the land of artists’ dreams.”
Several major exhibitions in the nation’s capital are celebrating women — from the battle for voting rights, spurred by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, to artworks by feminist icons who embody the challenging issues of their epochs.
While not typically top of mind as a go-to destination, college and university art museums have a common goal: to raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs.
Nic Fiddian-Green’s “Still Water,” a nine-foot-high, charcoal-toned sculpture of a majestic horse’s head, at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Va. Credit: National Sporting Library & Museum For this issue of the Museums section, the editors asked national correspondents to tell us about their favorite museums: Middleburg, Va. It’s nearly impossible to enter the National Sporting […]
WASHINGTON — A couple waltzed across the floor in a darkened art gallery while Tchaikovsky’s music played. As they danced, evanescent colors swirled around their legs and beneath their feet in shimmering shades of purple, blue and crimson. The patterns twirled across the surrounding 24-foot-high black walls in shapes spawned by the movement of their […]
Talk about a mash-up. Perhaps the most ephemeral of social media channels, Snapchat, is being used to pair pop lyrics with images of centuries-old paintings or artifacts. The images last on a device for up to 10 seconds. If it seems incongruous to juxtapose an ancient objet d’art with an image that disappears in a […]