Author Archives: Barbara A. MacAdam

Patricia Cronin’s Memorial to a Marriage at Woodlawn Cemetery. COURTESY THE ARTIST

Woodlawn Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary on Display

An exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Gallery showcases the graveyard’s art Read More

Paweł Althamer and Rafal Zwirek in front of Althamer’s Queen Mother of Reality, a Performa Commission for Performa 13.Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park

All in the Family: Paweł Althamer Closes Out His Socrates Sculpture Park Run

Polish artist Pawel Althamer, who in April closed his exuberant, expansive installation, performance, and sculpture show at the New Museum, to which museum visitors were invited to contribute, took his roving party to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City last Friday night to mark the … Read More

'Different Degrees of Passion' (1992) by Simard.

‘An Angel That Sits Upon Our Shoulders’: Nick Cave Reflects on the Loss of Gallerist Claude Simard

These days, with the conversation around art having shifted so dramatically towards the market, it can be a challenge to remember that dealers and their galleries aren’t just there to sell pieces. Throughout art history, the legendary dealers—Pierre Matisse, Ambroise … Read More


Rosy Keyser’s Sculptures Create Stories That Never End

Rosy Keyser creates mystery narratives out of foraged wood, found objects, tar, wire, ropes, and more Read More


Barbara Nessim: An Illustrated Life

A new volume is a cultural history, a biography, and a portrait of New York’s fertile creative milieu Read More

Llyn Foulkes performing with his one-man-band contraption, The Machine, 2008. 2008. PHOTO: IVA HLADIS.

That’s All, Foulkes

Documentary chronicles life and times of artist who repeatedly shoots himself in the foot Read More


Francis Alÿs: Architect of the Absurd

Francis Alÿs mixes the poetic and the political in his witty, Sisyphean performances and in sculptures, drawings, and
other works that relate to them Read More


Solar Flair: An Artistic Lamp, Powered by the Sun

Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen create an object that provides light in places off the electrical grid Read More


­­Pink and Red and NASCAR Too

Serendipity and an eye for the playful and incongruous animate Diana Cooper’s art, which links mind and matter, sports and science, music and literature, and everything else Read More

Robert Wilson’s rendition of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera  Der Freischütz, performed in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 2009,  with costumes by Viktor & Rolf.

Wilson’s World

Celebrating Robert Wilson’s birthday with essays, interviews, a frog, and a sharkshin shoe Read More


Driven to Abstraction?

Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Modern Art Read More

Jules Olitski, Fair Charlotte, 1961, Magna acrylic on canvas, 80" x 122". FreedmanArt.

Circle in the Square

Jules Olitski at FreedmanArt, up through August 12. Read More

Looking at Art

Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing

Richard Serra on sketching, mapping, rolling, stapling, cutting, and the other techniques he used to make the works in his Met drawings retrospective. Read More


Top Ten ARTnews Stories: "Not a Picture but an Event"

Coining the term "Action Painting," Harold Rosenberg put the name on the style that made New York the capital of the art world. Read More