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  • October 14, 1999

    Catholic Bashing?

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

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 14, 1999

    ‘Sensation’ in Brooklyn

    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

    Arthur C. Danto

  • September 30, 1999

    Swatting at Art

    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

    Art Winslow

  • June 10, 1999

    Pas de Deux, en Masse

    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.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • May 20, 1999

    Of Time and the Artist

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

    Arthur C. Danto

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  • March 11, 1999

    Correspondance School Art

    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 <

    Arthur C. Danto

  • February 11, 1999

  • January 7, 1999

    Pollock and the Drip

    A characteristically handsome painting by Joan Mitchell is on view at the Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition American Art: 1940-1970.

    Arthur C. Danto