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Tom Uttech, “Origin”
The recently renamed and reopened Figge Museum features a single, fortuitous painting by spiritual landscapist Tom Uttech. More...


Inflection Point for a Would-be Digital Nomad
Richard Speer reflects on his late partner, artist Dorothy Goode, and unexpected possibilities of life after. More...


Artists of Color Offer Strong Personal Visions
Jody Zellen makes note of the recent increase in exhibitions featuring Black artists in Los Angeles galleries. More...


Uncloseted: Historic Gay artists of Washington State
The book in the wake of the recently closed “The Lavender Palette” uncovers a wealth of valuable new material. More...


Grant Wood's Secret
Like the myth of Main Street U.S.A., the closeted Grant Wood hid behind his own myth as an exemplar of traditional agrarian values. More...


My Battle against the ‘P-word’
Most of us have at least one word or phrase that we hate — a word that rankles, that grates in such a way that we cringe. For me, that word is what I often refer to as ‘the P-word.’ More...


Splatters Against the Pandemic
Splatter painting is a great quarantine option, at least if you have the luxury of that extra room or a large backyard. The mess left around the edges tends to evolve into better art than you are likely to see in the play area. More...


Bradford Salamon
For Bradford Salamon the pandemic lockdown led to intense self-reflection. His interest has gravitated towards women's faces. More...


Looking Ahead 15 Years
In 2004, James Wood resigned as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, succeeded by James Cuno, who was succeeded in turn in 2011 by Douglas Druick, who has now been succeeded by James Rondeau. James Yood thanks them all. More...


Lawn Art
The monotony of pandemic mornings is both comforting and boring. But boredom is the soil in which creative thoughts grow. More...


Rafer Johnson and the Special Olympics
Bill Lasarow's account of a day spent with the late Rafer Johnson, and what it meant. More...


Daytime at a Museum During the Covid-19 Lockdown
Liz Goldner's recent visits with Hilbert Museum Director Mary Platt reveal that during a pandemic lockdown things do not come to a standstill. More...


Cultural Tensions in the High Desert
Never an easy place to get comfortable in, the Joshua Tree area has nonetheless drawn artists and other creatives for years. Through the Trump era their uneasy truce with extremists has not become explosive. More...


Final Thoughts on Donald Trump
Now that President Elect Biden has been certified, nothing would satisfy many of us more than to see the current president fade permanently away, It won't be that simple. More...


Rachmaninoff’s Last Stand
Fears of obsolescence haunt everyone — even, or especially, those in the cultural pantheon. Eeven if you’re Sergei Rachmaninoff. More...


Redressing Public Civility
Richard Speer has seen the debased character of the current President coming after years of declining public discourse. More...


In Defense of the Lowly Meme
"Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun." More...


“I always wondered who your are”
In the carefree age before lockdown, Margaret Hawkins waited for her car's oil to be changed, and she began to feel a weird sensation. More...


Portrait of the Artist as a Novice Activist
Asks Michael Shaw: What is the relationship between art and activism? The world beyond the art world can be a tricky proposition. More...


Limbo
Donna Tennant's visit with her grandmother on this occasion was sidelined by this exchange with Mrs. Carroll. More...

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