Archive for January, 2009

  By Emily Waldorf I first fell in love with Pierre Bonnard’s paintings when I was an art history student living in Paris, wandering around the Musee d’Orsay.  Bonnard’s simple yet elegant paintings transport the viewer into his color saturated world, incorporating everyday objects into a blend of interiors and still lifes that almost sing. […]


Brandeis’ decision has been met with harsh criticism from local arts leaders and the wider higher education community.  However, the decision does not come as a shock.  David Robertson, a Northwestern University professor and president of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries explained:   “Clearly, what’s happening with Brandeis now is that […]


Wall Street Journal:  Why A Cabinet-Level Czar Won’t Help The Arts New York Times: At the Winter Art Fairs in New York ARTINFO:  Confidence in Contemporary Art Market Has Crashed, Survey Says New York Times:  Arts Leaders Urge Role for Culture in Economic Recovery New York Times:  The Image Is Erotic.  But Is It Art? […]


By Emily Waldorf On January 30 and 31st from 7pm-9pm, the UCLA Department of Art is hosting its biannual Graduate Open Studios, a wonderful chance to familiarize yourself with emerging artist talent locally, see student work in progress, meet the artists in the flesh and hear their thoughts and ideas about the creative process.   Artists […]


By Emily Waldorf I was browsing through Suzanne’s Files, one of my favorite lifestyle resources, and stumbled across a wonderfully helpful and well-vetted list of museum gems from across the globe that I wanted to share with ArtsEtoile readers. A museum gem is a smaller scale collection, frequently housed in the original collector’s or artist’s […]


By Lauren Dickinson Eric Asmiov is excited. I am even more excited. The wine editor of The New York Times is thrilled by his discovery that his latest tasting of South African Cabernets not only exceeded his expectations, but they are good values as well.  I have even more reason to be excited as in […]


By Emily Waldorf In conjunction with L.A. Art Month, there is not just one, but two, exciting art fairs to put on your cultural calendar this week. Art LA 2009, January 23-25 Art LA is being held at Barkar Hangar (last year it was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium).  Art LA is an […]