Fine Arts

The Artful Hospital

The Children’s Emergency Department mural painted by Fishkill based artist, Steven James Petruccio. (
The Children’s Emergency Department mural painted by Fishkill based artist, Steven James Petruccio. (

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—It isn’t often that one would look forward to visiting a hospital. But once you’ve been to the Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), you...

  • Co-owner and exhibition curator at the Up Front Arts Gallery on May 2, 2015 in the town of Port Jervis, NY.

    Port Jervis Art Gallery a Hub for 50 Artists

    The building that is now home to the Up Front Exhibition Space in Port Jervis was on the verge of being condemned in 2007. But when... Read more

  • a copy of a painting titled "King Charles I in Three Positions Kings," possibly attributed to the school of Anthony an Dyck, oil on copper. The painting, one of five missing since World War II, are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.  (Anna Bottinelli/Monuments Men Foundation via AP)

    5 Paintings Missing Since WWII Returning to Germany

    WASHINGTON—Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The... Read more

  • Greater Nicoya female figure AD 800–1350. Pottery, clay slip, paint. (National Museum of the American Indian)

    The Smithsonian Grapples With a Modern Conundrum: How to Engage New Audiences

    NEW YORK—The National Museum of the American Indian, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has launched its first major bilingual exhibit in New York, one that... Read more

  • "Pomegranates," 2015, by Jacob Collins. Oil on canvas, 18 by 24 inches. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Grand Central Atelier Founder Jacob Collins Celebrated in New Solo Show

    Jacob Collins, founder of Grand Central Atelier, has a new solo show in New York City’s Adelson Galleries. The opening on the evening of April 28,... Read more

  • A selection from “Juan de Pareja,” 1650 by Diego  Velázquez, Spanish. Oil on linen. 32 by 27 inches. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    What This Velázquez Portrait Says About the Way Modern People See

    When Diego Velázquez’s “Juan de Pareja” was acquired at auction by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1971 for $5.5 million, it set a new... Read more

  • Courtesy of The Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee of Northern California

    An Armenian Journey, 1915–2015

    A special concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of history’s darkest chapters, the Armenian Genocide, will perform at San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine... Read more

  • Tibetan Sand Mandala Creation. (San Jose Library, CC BY-SA 2.0)

    A Tibetan Monk Walks Into a Bar … the Future of Creativity

    Beyond questions of its value and its sources there is a question less frequently contested about creativity: its relationship to us. One evening some time... Read more

  • Ivan Chermayeff, founding partner of the Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv brand design firm, talks about his life and work at the firm’s office space in Manhattan on April 2, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/EpochTimes)

    Graphic Arts Pioneer Ivan Chermayeff on Work as Play

    NEW YORK—When work is play and play is work, there’s no reason to stop working. “There’s no possibility of even thinking of a better job,”... Read more

  • A metalpoint drawing by Leonardo da Vinci believed to have been referenced in the creation of “Madonna Litta.” 7 inches by 6.6 inches. (Public Domain)

    Inside Leonardo Da Vinci’s Collaborative Workshop

    NEW YORK—Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance man, philosopher, inventor, delegator? In a March 6, 2013 lecture titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Singular and Plural,” Luke Syson, curator... Read more

  • Woman eating donut (Suprijono Suharjoto/iStock/Thinkstock)

    8 Ways Trans Fats Can Hurt Your Body

    Partially hydrogenated oil is an example of something that is potentially good being turned into something that is definitely bad. The hydrogenation process eventually converts... Read more

  • Showing how it’s done. (Public domain)

    ‘Shakespeare of Music’ Finally Gets His Own Blue Plaque

    London is about to get its latest blue plaque. A building on Great Pulteney Street in Soho will soon be marked as the site of... Read more

  • “The Flagellants,” Completed in Munich between 1885 and 1889 by Carl von Marr (1858 – 1936). Oil on canvas, 14 inches by 23 inches.

    Uncertainty and the Plague: Carl Von Marr’s Painting ‘The Flagellants’

    Terror gripped the kingdoms of Europe that had been overwhelmed by the misery and chaos following the bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Known as The Great Mortality, nearly a third... Read more

  • In this Thursday, March 11, 2010, file photo, empty frames from which thieves took "Storm on the Sea of Galilee," left background, by Rembrandt and "The Concert," right foreground, by Vermeer, remain on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The museum says it's doing the best it can with tours and lectures to help visitors appreciate the 13 paintings that were stolen. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

    After 25 Years, Gardner Museum Art Theft Remains a Mystery

    BOSTON—It’s been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works... Read more

  • (Dean_Fikar/iStock/Thinkstock)

    How Photography Evolved From Science to Art

    Much like a painting, a photograph has the ability to move, engage, and inspire viewers. It could be a black-and-white Ansel Adams landscape of a... Read more

  • Woodturner Jason Van Duyn arranges funerary urns in his Raleigh, N.C., studio on March 4, 2015. Van Duyn makes urns that he hopes his clients will be proud to display in their homes. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    With Cremations Up, Urn Artists Look for the Beauty in Death

    APEX, N.C.—Of all the pieces Julie Moore crafts in her home studio, the most popular is a brightly colored fabric vessel she calls “the party... Read more

  • (Samira Bouaou/Epoch TImes)

    New York City Awash in Asian Art and Antiques

    NEW YORK—The annual Asia Week kicks off the month of March, one filled with Asian art and antiques on display in galleries across the Upper... Read more