Fine Arts Features

Frederic Remington 1907 painting entitled, "The Story of Where the Sun Goes."

Charles Russell Art Fetches Millions at Auction

By Martin Griffith | Jul 30
A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million.

"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.

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.

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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.

Photo: Courtesy Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel

By Sura Wood | Feb 26
This particular body of work is based on traditional 18th- and 19th-century European portraiture of the landed gentry, but the artist gave the enterprise a significant twist and shout by adding the seasoning of contemporary youth and hip hop.

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