Tag Archives: Allison Smith


Telling Stories in Three Dimensions: Installation Art Today

Once upon a time, storytelling was the most ambitious mission of painting. Panel by panel, Renaissance artists told the lives of Christ and the saints on the walls of churches. Michelangelo presented the sweeping drama of the Old and New … Read More


Allison Smith: Material Girl

Occupying a storefront in the Uptown section of downtown Oakland is a place called SMITHS. Sunlight seeps through the tall windows onto antique-looking jugs, teapots, baskets, and quilts, that are stacked on shelves along one wall, as if on display … Read More


The Civil War in Art, Then and Now

As several museums showcase works made at the time of the conflict, contemporary artists continue to reflect on its legacy Read More