Last year, the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth returned a Nazi-stolen painting by J. M. W. Turner to its rightful owners and then bought it back at auction. It’s only one, local example of the well-established trend of returning stolen artworks — with many government prosecutors finally fighting the black market in stolen antiquities. But now […]
The arts and arts funding have not been much of a political football this campaign — despite the recent budget proposal by the Bush administration to halve the funding of the NEA. But it’s worth knowing in case they do, and worth knowing in case, you know, there’s an election or something: Here’s a helpful guide to the candidates’ positions on the arts.
Because many paint dyes are organic, x-rays can damage them if scientists try to examine the undercoats of an antique painting. But University of Michigan researchers have found that T-rays or tetrahertz rays can work the same magic without harm.
Remember several years ago how Dallas lost to Chicago when it came to wooing Boeing to move its headquarters here? Here’s the kind of thing we lost out on: Boeing has transformed jazz in Chicago.
Jerome Weeks is the Senior Arts Reporter/Producer for KERA. Previously at The Dallas Morning News, he was the book columnist for 10 years and the drama critic for 10 years before that. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines. View more about Jerome Weeks.