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The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.
Even when painting is abstract, it never ceases to be concerned with decoration.
Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?
Robert Burley’s The Disappearance of Darkness, Harvey Wang’s From Darkroom to Daylight.
The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.
The task of a critic has to do with the nature of the knowledge we call art.
The Smithsonian’s show on the Civil War and American Art expresses a deep unease about the relationship between between art and history.
On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.
MoMA’s monumental exhibition recalls the time when abstraction affected people like love or revolution.