At rare moments in the art world, the planets seem to align, bringing together a theme, a setting, a celebration-worthy occasion, and an artist or benefactor in an exhibition of singular distinction. Such occasions all but demand that art lovers drop everything and make travel...

Paul Pletka is drawn to the mysterious. Filled with masked figures and enigmatic rituals, his work is characterized by an obsessive attention to textures and details, from splintered wood and delicate beadwork to human flesh and bones. This tension between sensual surfaces, visible bodies (or...

When I first met and interviewed Dan Brunn, founder of Dan Brunn Architecture in Los Angeles, for an article I was writing in 2016, he was happily ensconced in his house, No. 9 Dream. The project was an ingenious remodel of a nondescript mid-century structure...

Dancing Light is an arresting sculptural home at the base of Camelback Mountain in Arizona’s Paradise Valley community. Rammed earth, metal, and glass join the desert terrain below, while a floating roof is almost imperceptibly anchored by a glass clerestory above. To the rear, facing...

On a sticky, hot afternoon in July 2016, painter Dean Mitchell arrived at the White House at the appointed time, made his way through security, and into the air-conditioned foyer where curator William Allman greeted him. Genial and welcoming, Allman guided Mitchell past portraits of...

A group of top-tier American wildlife and landscape artists finds connection through their creativity. They travel, paint, hike, and discuss art together. They produce exquisite “on the spotters” that capture the light, feeling, and drama of a landscape that’s rapidly changing before their eyes. More...

When JoAnne Northrup, the curatorial director and curator of contemporary art for the Nevada Museum of Art, was inspired to put an exhibition together that would have popular appeal and the legs to draw a younger audience, she turned to renowned art collector and philanthropist...

The homeowners were part-time residents of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were already familiar with 3 Creek Ranch, a golfing community south of town, when they purchased a new lot and began imagining a legacy residence for their active outdoors-oriented family of five. CLB Architects was...

Imagining a home can be tricky. This is especially true for art aficionados with an ever-evolving collection of paintings, sculpture, antiques, and collectibles. In these cases, they frequently find themselves challenged by the idea that collecting demands not only an insatiable curiosity, but on the...

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