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My father disapproved of the "Sensation" show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He thought it was bad for the Jews.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, as if persuaded by its own ill-advised publicity that the art in its "Sensation" show might endanger the welfare of its viewers, at first thought it prudent to turn aw

After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

A cluster of concepts that, before the seventies, had together formed the received idea of art and artists came under intense criticism in that decade.

One afternoon in 1985, I rode in a taxi down Broadway with the physicist I.I. Rabi, discussing time and age.

If we think of a historical period as defined by what the French have usefully designated a mentalité--a shared set of attitudes, practices and beliefs--then periods end when one <

A characteristically handsome painting by Joan Mitchell is on view at
the Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition American Art:
1940-1970
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A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014