Why Is MoMA Hiding So Many of Its Greatest Pieces?
March 28, 2014
The way the museum hides so much of its collection is a scandal. It's time to explore all those crazy cul-de-sacs of modern art that it too often ignores.
A Knockout Exhibition from an Iconoclast Sculptor
March 18, 2014
If you are the sort of person who recoils from typecasting and branding, you won’t want to miss “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The orgy of navel-gazing is about to begin.
Something has gone terribly wrong when artistic destruction is associated with a humanitarian ethos.
New Exhibit at the Guggenheim Is a Romper Room on Steroids
February 24, 2014
What happens to an art movement dedicated to perpetual movement when the world eventually moves on?
The Shoah and the Art Market
February 16, 2014
After the recovery of missing Holocaust art from Munich, the papers have been full of breathless stories about the art's value. Is somebody missing the point?
The Armory Show Made Modern Art Something You Love to Hate
February 15, 2014
100 years ago, the cult of novelty was born.
Matthew Barney's New Epic Is a Mythomaniacal Mailer-Hemingway Mash-Up
February 11, 2014
Nobody among the current elite crew of megalomaniacal mixed-media artists has gone farther than Matthew Barney when it comes to rejecting the old-fashioned constraints of the art gallery in favor of the dramatic possibilities of film.
War Movies Used to be Big, Sprawling Things. What Happened?
February 06, 2014
Last year, Walter Kirn lamented the state of the ever-shrinking American war movie.
Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Is Dreadful, Smug, and Incoherent
February 05, 2014
There is one moment in The Monuments Men that is as sweet and pleasing as a fresh cupcake. It has a charm that is no small thing in the making of movies.