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Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation
February 13, 2018
The First Black Presidential Couple in the National Portrait Gallery—and the First Black Presidential Portrait Artists
Rujeko Hockley, an assistant curator at the Whitney, reflects on the importance of the works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.
January 26, 2018
Margins and the Mainstream at the New Museum’s ‘Trigger’
As something that confutes the distinction between fact and fiction, gender is fundamentally congruent with art and aesthetics.
January 8, 2018
Between What Is and What Could Be
A bold exhibit delivers the message that there can be much power in the decision, and autonomy in the will, to be an abstract artist in America.
December 21, 2017
Before Romare Bearden’s Collages
The painter’s little-known abstract period was not an end, but a method of discovery.
December 4, 2017
What We Can Learn From Art Painted Inside Guantánamo
A New York exhibition gives a rare glimpse into America’s most controversial prison.
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November 30, 2017
What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?
We’ve seen a flood of retrospective projects about AIDS—from books to dance to architecture and art. But who is being remembered? And why?
November 17, 2017
Dana Schutz, After the Whitney Biennial
A recent show of Schutz's work sheds light on a facet of her art that connects
to the rest of her paintings.
November 6, 2017
Pieces of Vivian Maier
The mysterious photographer left behind so much and, at the same time, so little.
October 5, 2017
Is This What We Stand For?
September 29, 2017
Hélio Oiticica’s Place for People
The Brazilian artist’s manipulations of color and space became a way for him to challenge society’s inequalities.