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February 4, 2016
In Praise of Lawrence Alloway
art critic was a great intellectual resource among art writers in the 1960s and ’70s, and a revival of his work is under way.
January 21, 2016
Point First, Shoot Later
Two museum exhibitions emphasize possible approaches to how an artist can navigate the oceans of photography around us.
January 8, 2016
Visualizing the Four Freedoms: FDR’s Fighting Artist, Arthur Szyk
We all know about Norman Rockwell. But it was Szyk who best conveyed the life-or-death urgency of the struggle against fascism.
Allison Claire Chang
January 7, 2016
‘Gifts of Thought to Europe From an Intimate Stranger’
A brilliant exhibit in London uses archival fragments to tell a story of violence and creation.
December 17, 2015
It’s Time To Stop Ignoring South Korean Abstract Art
Korean monochrome painting, or tansaekhwa, originated in a deep ambivalence about painting.
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November 25, 2015
Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible?
Maureen Gallace’s fresh and enigmatic work indicates that it is.
November 7, 2015
November 7, 1929: The Museum of Modern Art Opens in New York City
“If it really tries to show the best that is being done in the modern world irrespective of what happens to be in fashion, it has a chance to help create new standards.”
October 26, 2015
Building a Museum Shouldn’t Violate Human Rights
The Guggenheim’s Abu Dhabi project is just the latest cultural institution in the Persian Gulf to be targeted by this coalition of workers, academics, and artists.
October 25, 2015
October 25, 1881: Pablo Picasso Is Born
“Cultured young men were seen to faint with delight. Ladies of uncertain age struck attitudes giving one to understand that they felt—inexpressible things.”
October 22, 2015
Letters From the November 9, 2015, Issue
Inside out and outside in… Gates’s gilded gospel… obstacle illusions…