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Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (The Three Women), 1925.

Sonia Delaunay breathed art like others lived alcohol or crime.

A gallery in the new Whitney Museum of American Art.

With its new building, the Whitney Museum is now the best place to see modern and contemporary art in New York City.

Mary Weatherford, La Noche (2014)

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

Women of Algiers (After Delacroix), by Pablo Picasso, January 26, 1955

Why the painter’s late work veers from the sloppy to the sublime.

Farm Landscape (c. 1970), by Albert York

The eloquent silences of Albert York and Judith Scott.

The FBI Files, 28 (2002), by Arnold Mesches

Must art confront ugly realities with an ugliness of its own?

The Fall of Icarus (1943), by Henri Matisse

With his cutouts, Henri Matisse tried to free himself from gravity.

A still from Infiltrators (2012), by Khaled Jarrar

How much of the pressure of reality can a work of art bear before it ceases to be art?

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Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014