Georgia O'Keefe Outblazed Other Female Painters of Her Time
November 15, 2013
An early look at one of America's most beloved painters.
$142 Million for a Francis Bacon Painting? Someone Overpaid!
November 13, 2013
According to Jed Perl's brutal 2009 assessment of Francis Bacon: Not very much.
Eleven Photographs of a Miniature Apocalypse
November 03, 2013
The artist Lori Nix, who considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” spends months constructing tiny dioramas out of cardboard, glue, and point—only to destroy them.
A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St.
A New Exhibit Turns Post-War American Art Into a Boys' Club
October 30, 2013
With “See It Loud,” the National Academy has performed the rather extraordinary feat of turning a postwar movement in which women were every bit as prominent as men into a boy’s club with not a single girl in sight.
'Then I Found Myself Seeing Pictures All the Time'
October 22, 2013
His pictures are both antidote and antecedent to our compulsive, social-media photography.
Delusions of Creativity
October 21, 2013
When Thomas P. Campbell was tapped to lead the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009, he came across as a quieter, more self-effacing sort of museum director.
The Best Part About the Shutdown Ending: Our National Parks’ Instagram Feed Is Back
October 18, 2013
Over the course of the shutdown, the closure of the National World War II Memorial and its periodic, Bastille-style forcible reopening became a sort of emblem of the whole sordid affair.
The Red Sox Bullpen Cop Photo Mimics a 16th-Century Masterpiece
October 14, 2013
Boston Red Sox rooters like my colleagues Jonathan Cohn and Ryan Kearney were probably too excited about their team’s come-from-behind victory last night to notice a striking similarity between the photo of the game-tying grand slam and a famous Fle
The Most Radical Art in American Sports Has Been Cut
September 30, 2013
The technical term for a work of art that contains itself, or something like itself, is mise en abyme.