Sculpture 1, to be installed between 52nd and 53rd Streets.


Santiago Calatrava Sculptures Will Line The Park Avenue Meridian

In addition to his stegosaurus of a World Trade Center Transportation Hub, due to open later this year, neofuturist architect/sculptor/painter Santiago Calatrava will drop seven spiky sculptures along the Park Avenue meridian—three red, two black, and two silver—amongst the usual hedges … Read More

The Louwman Museum in Netherlands, designed by Michael Graves.


Cooper Hewitt Announces 2015 National Design Award Winners

Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann has announced the winners of the 2015 National Design Awards, which were selected by jury members Lindsey Adelman, Waris Ahluwalia, Amale Andraos, Maurice Cox, Doreen Lorenzo, Todd Oldham, Casey Reas, Margie Ruddick, and Rick Valicenti. … Read More

Charles White's Homage to Sterling Brown” (1972).


UT Austin Receives Significant Collection of Works By Harlem Renaissance Artist Charles White

Today brought word that Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon of Pomona, New York have donated their collection of works by draftsman, printmaker, and painter Charles White to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. Along … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Harness Hamese, For every strong woman, there are strong men – Khumbula, 2014, digital archival print, 20 x 24 inches. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

‘(Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity’ at Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity,” is currently on view at Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago until Sunday, July 12. The exhibition … Read More

Artists News
Natalie Frank, "Cinderella II," 2011-4.Courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; Promised gift of Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Chris Loughlin.

Into the Woods: Natalie Frank’s Fairy Tales

This May Damiani will publish Natalie Frank’s Tales of the Brothers Grimm, which features the texts of the stories alongside Frank’s dysmorphic, therianthropic characters, currently on view in an exhibition at The Drawing Center. In all, the book includes 79 large … Read More

May 15, 1915.

Retrospective: Philip Guston on Piero della Francesca

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, at the center of the controversy.


Morning Links: Prado vs. Museum of Royal Collections Edition

Microbes—and the way they colonize us—are the subject of an exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall. [The Guardian] Sellers of art estimated to bring in $2.3 billion at the May auctions include billionaire money manager Steven A. Cohen and New … Read More

2015 Venice Biennale
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Sneak Peek at ‘Proportio’ in Palazzo Fortuny

Every Venice Biennale since 2007, the dealer Axel Vervoordt has been putting on a sprawling, always intriguing, sometimes brilliant exhibition in the Palazzo Fortuny, a Gothic building in Campo San Beneto that was the former home of Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny … Read More


Three Letters: JE NE SUIS PAS VOUS, ET VOUS N’ÊTES PAS MOI. Laissons là.

The latest tormenta in a petrie dish here is the refusal, or whatever one calls it, of several members of PEN Club to host a table at one of those deadly ghoulish literary award ceremonies, because Charlie Hebdo was being … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
"#RAWHIDE" show poster.


9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

THURSDAY, MAY 7 Opening: “China: Through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art This year’s Met Ball honors China’s longstanding influence on the fashion industry—from Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other sources of imagery. Over one hundred examples … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
Arnold Odermatt, Stans, 1987, gelatin silver print.  COURTESY GALERIE GP & N VALLOIS, PARIS

‘Carambolages’ at Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Carambolages” is on view at Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris until Saturday, May 23. The exhibition features works around impact, collision of media, fragile equilibrium, or accident. … Read More

Artists News
Still from American Reflexxx

‘We didn’t set out to make a piece about dehumanization, mob mentality, or violence’: Alli Coates and Signe Pierce Talk ‘American Reflexxx’

Although American Reflexxx—a short film by Alli Coates starring the performance artist Signe Pierce—premiered two years ago at Art Basel in Miami, only recently has the work surfaced online, on a newly created joint YouTube account belonging to the two … Read More

Books News

The Reality TV Novel: Goldin+Senneby’s ‘Headless’ Also Lacks a Soul, But That’s Probably the Point

The Sovereign Group—“Intelligent Offshore Tax Planning Since 1987”—is a management company catering to high-net-worth individuals and corporations who wish to avoid paying taxes. It is primarily involved in managing offshore corporations, trust funds, and pensions, providing “a full range of … Read More

Looking at Art
The Matisse rug Mimosa, 1949–51, hanging in the front hall of Fox Weber’s childhood home. TIM NIGHSWANDER, IMAGING4ART/©2015 SUCCESSION H. MATISSE/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK

The Figure in a Matisse-cutout Carpet

In the spring of 1968, I took the last course ever taught by the art historian Meyer Schapiro. I was, at the time, a junior at Columbia College, and it was a thrill to be studying with someone who could … Read More