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February 26, 2017

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Photo: A mural by artist Shepard Fairey in Downtown Las V
Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by ...
Photo: Ajani Russell poses with her artwork
No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clichés
Sunday, January 22, 2017
The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney's desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men. Now, nearly three-quarters of CalArts' more than 250 animation students are women, and there's a new goal: ensure that when they land jobs, they get to draw female characters reflective of the real world ...
Photo: The International Car Forest of the Last Church is
Adventures in the International Car Forest
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Is is art, or simply a bunch of junker cars planted in the dirt outside Goldfield? The answer is "yes."
Photo: A commuter places a Post-it note on the
Stressed post-election New Yorkers vent on subway notes
Saturday, November 12, 2016
New Yorkers struggling with post-election stress have found an outlet for the blues — by pouring their political souls onto sticky notes that fill walls of a Manhattan subway station ...
Photo: A statue of Republican presidential nominee Donald
In this wild election cycle, protest art stirs up outrage, delight and conversation
Monday, September 26, 2016
In August, the nation reeled as five statues of a nude Donald Trump popped up in five cities at the same moment. The underground collective Indecline, which has often operated in Las Vegas, isn’t shy about its motivations for shocking protest art ...
Sculpture honoring fallen soldiers scandalizes Egyptians
Sunday, September 4, 2016
A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture honoring fallen soldiers after many on social media said it appeared to depict an unwanted advance on a woman symbolizing the country ...
Photo: McCarthy, McKinnon, Wiig and Jones (from left) mak
'Ghostbusters' holds its own, but 'Life of Pets' still No. 1
Sunday, July 17, 2016
After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture's female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit "The Secret Life of Pets."
VIP list at Criss Angel’s opening-night ‘Mindfreak Live!’ has eclectic Flavor
VIP list at Criss Angel’s opening-night ‘Mindfreak Live!’ has eclectic Flavor
Saturday, July 2, 2016
To the right was Tony Orlando. Behind him, Andrew Dice Clay. A few rows below, actor Gary Oldman. This was the partial list of celebs who turned out for Criss Angel’s premiere of “Mindfreak Live!” at Luxor. Angel certainly …
Photo: Heizer's
‘City’ artist Michael Heizer reveals his softer side in MCQ prints show
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The seven drypoints, screenprints, lithographs and etchings on display engage familiar Heizer content, but reveal a jaunty freedom massive earthworks could never incorporate.
Photo: Neon Museum artist in residence Whitney Lynn, at a
Biblical temptresses in neon: San Francisco-based Whitney Lynn looks at Las Vegas in the larger context of time
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Old Masterworks live in the vernacular of Vegas Vic and the Hacienda’s Horse and Rider.
Photo: New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham arrive
Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham dies at 87
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York, has died. He was …
Mermaids in the desert give love to Coney Island
Mermaids in the desert give love to Coney Island
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
A bunny rabbit drinking a Bud Light and an 8-foot mermaid walk into a bar.
Photo: Yousuf Karsh
Photographer Yousuf Karsh and the intimacy of the 20th century elite
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art offers a look at the cultural, academic, scientific and political lives of significance.
Photo: Myranda Bair's
Somewhere between real and surreal in Myranda Bair’s ‘High Noon’
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
"Bair’s skill as a scientific illustrator comes to the fore. She is a gifted draftsman."
Vandals deface colorful art installation in desert
Vandals deface colorful art installation in desert
Monday, June 6, 2016
A colorful art project in the Nevada desert has been vandalized less than a month after it opened near Interstate 15. Nevada Museum of Art communications director Amanda Horn confirmed ...