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Painting the Sun and Sculpting Fog

San Francisco’s beloved Exploratorium moves to a new facility filled with site-specific artworks that help viewers analyze and understand the world Read More

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Studio in a School: A Teaching Moment

Bringing professional artists into classrooms, the venerable nonprofit has helped thousands of students connect with their own creativity Read More

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Matthew Day Jackson: Vroom for Change

A racing-obsessed artist builds a dragster Read More

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Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More

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Pollock Paints a Picture

In a visit to Jackson Pollock’s Long Island studio, a fellow artist chronicles a “ritual dance”
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Hans Hofmann Paints a Picture

Recording Hofmann’s “physical struggle” with the canvas Read More

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Diana Al-Hadid Makes a Sculpture

The birth of a multi-hued Venus
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De Kooning Paints a Picture

The former ARTnews editor traces the “Hamlet-like history” of an Abstract Expressionist classic Read More

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Pat Steir Paints a Painting

The visceral process of pouring, dripping, pushing, squirting, and shooting from the hip
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Mitchell Paints a Picture

A renowned critic watches Joan Mitchell paint not one painting, but two Read More

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Fred Wilson Creates an Installation

A basic vocabulary of painted flags and blown glass becomes an evocative meditation on color and race Read More

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Hank Willis Thomas Stages a Photo Shoot

How Sanford Biggers came to strike a pose as a two-faced dandy Read More

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Mainland China’s Mega-Collectors

A new generation of entrepreneurs is snapping up works by international contemporary art stars to amass major and sometimes museum-worthy collections. But the recent arrests of several art-world figures have buyers worried about government scrutiny Read More

Grete Stern’s gelatin silver print Sueño No. 1: “Articulos eléctricos para 
el hogar” (Dream No. 1: “Electrical Appliances for the Home”), ca. 1950, was made 40 years before Photoshop.
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Pix Before Pixels

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum showcases manipulated photographs from the pre-digital age Read More