Francis Bacon in Dublin

John Edwards, Francis Bacon's close friend for sixteen years until Bacon's death in 1992, has donated the contents of Bacon's London studio to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin. The acquisition of this treasure trove of Bacon's source materials - books, photographs, letters, as well  ...

The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Basilica of St. Francis has stood for over 750 years in Assisi, a beacon attracting pilgrims, both secular and ecclesiastical, impoverished and of royal heritage. All journey here to revere a man said to disdain wealth in all its trappings, instead seeking joy in the very simplest things  ...

A Little Cole in Your Stocking – review

All that’s missing is the martini. “A Little Cole in Your Stocking,” the holiday cabaret revue at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley through Dec. 30, has a lot more going for it than the name. The husband-and-wife team of Billy Philadelphia and Meg Mackay deliver a chunk of the Cole  ...

American Folk Art Museum – New York

American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum Completed in 2001, the current home of the American Folk Art Museum, by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, has won numerous awards.  ...

Sa Dinging: Chinese Pop Star, culturevulture.net – review

China’s restrictions on free speech are proving a hindrance to its emerging musical talents. Artists are unable to pursue controversial topics and have little crossover appeal. However, Chinese Mongolian East/West fusionist Sa Dingding has carefully avoided areas of controversy and has taken the world by storm. Unlike the adolescent army  ...