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  • 21 years ago

    Several years ago, the Arlington Museum of Art made a decision to be a museum--without a permanent collection. The AMA sent it's small collection away in what you might call a fire sale. "It wasn't an important collection," museum director Joan Da...

  • 22 years ago

    In 1988, Robert Ellington and his wife, Kathleen, opened Kathleen's Cafe, a cozy eatery on Lovers Lane. After a year of operation, things looked bleak. "We were starving," recalls Ellington. "We asked ourselves what we could do to generate more in...

  • 22 years ago

    Textile art is not new. It's ancient Turkish rugs handwoven by two old ladies in Hereke, or Flemish tapestries keeping drafts out of the castle while simultaneously recalling the Battle of Hastings. It's also early Americana: a wedding ring bedspr...

  • 22 years ago

    Hailing Mary is not just a rote exercise for area artists honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe. In fact, the passion and intensity poured into spiritual art is all too evident in two local exhibits paying homage to the Virgin. The December shows also ...

  • 22 years ago

    Why do all the famous museum nudes lack female genitalia? No matter how meticulously drawn the breasts, the elbow, the little toe, each nude coyly protects her external reproductive organs with tightly crossed legs, a hand or a strategically drape...


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