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  • Prints Charming

    published December 28, 2000

    Has any 20th-century artist exerted a more ruthless, relentless hold on the public imagination than Salvador Dalí? I doubt it. Even Picasso... More >>

  • Here Endeth the Lesson

    published December 14, 2000

    The five artists represented in "Faculty 2000: A Retrospective," now at the More >>

  • Eye Candy

    published November 30, 2000

    The juxtapositions are sometimes jarring: Two Andy Warhols are propped on the floor a few feet from a vintage Norman Rockwell. A quartet of pieces... More >>

  • Over the Top

    published November 16, 2000

    The show's title sounds slightly reckless, as if the artists had knocked back a few or taken a couple of hits to jump-start the creative juices.... More >>

  • Bride of the Fest That Ate South Florida

    published November 2, 2000

    Depending on how you look at it, the 15th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is more... More >>

  • Bodies of Work

    published November 2, 2000

    There are two ways to approach "The Male Form in Contemporary Art," now at the More >>

  • The Fest That Ate South Florida

    published October 26, 2000

    It's Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival time again: Time for more than a hundred movies from dozens of countries. Time for... More >>

  • Timeless Traveler

    published October 19, 2000

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  • Tall 'Toons

    published October 12, 2000

    For decades the ultimate "head movies" included Disney's animated Fantasia and Stanley Kubrick's special effects­laden 2001: A... More >>

  • Design of the Times

    published October 5, 2000

    A few months ago, the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA) in Lake Worth featured an exhibition called "Against Design," which... More >>

  • Hot and Touchy

    published September 14, 2000

    As a child growing up in New York City, artist Anita Giteck Drujon was mesmerized by the mummies in the basement of the... More >>

  • The Zen Commandments

    published August 31, 2000

    There may be only three pieces in More >>

  • The Traveling Schacknow Show

    published August 17, 2000

    Credit Max Schacknow with persistence, if nothing else. In 1994 the feisty millionaire artist gave Coral Springs $1.5 million to name the museum... More >>

  • Home Is Where the Art Is

    published August 3, 2000

    If you wandered off the street into "Against Design," now at the Palm Beach Institute... More >>

  • Organized Anarchy

    published July 20, 2000

    It's that time again: the doldrums of the South Florida summer art season, when many of the big museum shows have ended or are winding down. This... More >>

  • Curiosity at the Shoppes

    published July 6, 2000

    The Bock Gallery in Plantation doesn't really lend itself to a typical... More >>

  • Juris Imprudence

    published June 22, 2000

    Museums and galleries get inexplicably overexcited about the word juried, as if a juried exhibition is somehow more legitimate or worthy... More >>

  • A Place in Time

    published June 8, 2000

    It was the Haitian art featured in "Haitian Celebration: South Florida Collects Haitian Art" that lured me to the Coral Springs Museum of... More >>

  • Cosmo Color

    published May 25, 2000

    The eerie glow that emanates from so many of the canvases in "Kate Kretz: Fate of a Technicolor Romantic" is the result, according to an... More >>

  • MoCA Raises Dada

    published May 18, 2000

    Surrealism has wormed its way so deeply into the fabric of contemporary culture, especially pop culture, that it's easy to forget how dramatically... More >>

  • At Work in the Fields of de Kooning

    published April 27, 2000

    One of the most memorable images of Willem de Kooning has to be the 1986 portrait by the notorious Robert Mapplethorpe. It's a straightforward... More >>

  • Cut and Taste

    published April 13, 2000

    "Anyone can cut and paste," I overheard a museumgoer mutter while wandering among the pieces that make up "Bruce Helander: Survey of Collage... More >>

  • Time Is Its Essence

    published March 30, 2000

    "Making time" is exactly the challenge you'll face if you decide to take in "Making Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video... More >>

  • Lowbrow Raises an Eyebrow

    published March 16, 2000

    Check your sense of seriousness at the door -- and your sense of moral outrage, too, for that matter -- before entering "Lowbrow Art: Up... More >>

  • Chew on Art Aesthetics at New Institute

    published March 2, 2000

    For years it has been a South Florida cultural landmark. First it was a movie house called the Lake Theater. Then it was the Lannan Museum, home... More >>

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