September 27, 2012 Turns out that a Renoir painting purchased for $7 in West Virginia wasn't just lost — it was stolen. Documents show it vanished from a Baltimore museum six decades ago. Its planned auction has been put on hold, and the FBI is investigating.
From the Women Over 90 project.
/Courtesy of Kara Counard
August 27, 2012 The Women Over 90 Project art exhibit includes photos and stories from fifth grade girls who visited a nursing home.
Painting the town in Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of MuralsDC
August 13, 2012 MuralsDC trains young artists to paint mural masterpieces over tired, tawdry graffiti. The paintings allow everyone to experience something beautiful — without going to a museum or gallery.
May 11, 2012 New video work by Austrian artist Hans Schabus brings out the deep links between making art and being human.
February 7, 2012 One of the great ironies of human existence is that art and science are both optional costs for culture.
"Luncheon of the Boating Party" painted in 1881 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Courtesy of The Phillips Collection
November 14, 2011 A curator describes Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" as a painting of the perfect meal where the food doesn't really matter.
White blood cells ready for battle.
February 10, 2011 An artist uses white blood cells from different people to stage a battle for immune system supremacy. In the process, she hopes to help people understand biology and some of the mythology surrounding blood.
January 17, 2011 Though Sarah appreciates art in a reasonably active fashion, she's intimidated by small galleries. To the rescue: I Like Your Work: Art And Etiquette's "Guidelines for Openings," with useful tips on when to arrive and what to expect.
June 17, 2009 Renee Maurer, coordinating curator for a new art exhibition called Paint Made Flesh at the Philips Collection in Washington (see Susan Stamberg's Morning
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