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What Does Latino Look Like?

A show at the National Portrait Gallery takes a broad view of how artists consider identity in their work Read More


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Artists Take a Bite Out of Cézanne’s Apples

A show featuring the artist’s adventures with still life reveals why they have inspired successors over multiple generations Read More


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The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More


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Scenes from Edward Hopper’s Marriage

A show features the artist’s sketches of domestic life with his wife, Jo—bickering and squabbles included
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Why Anthony Caro Broke the Rules

Sculptor Anthony Caro delighted in instigating huge challenges for himself Read More


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Magritte’s Grand Illusions

The curator of “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938,” opening September 28 at MoMA, explores how three photographs of the Belgian Surrealist provide insights into his wry humor and painting techniques Read More


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Overshadowed by Diebenkorn: Rose Mandel Is Back

Rose Mandel finally gets credit in San Francisco (and in ARTnews) for her achievements in portraiture and beyond Read More


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The Woman Behind Michelangelo’s Cleopatra

The grotesque figure on the back of Michelangelo’s famous Cleopatra drawing reveals an intimate story Read More


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Mind His Beeswax: Wolfgang Laib Is Everywhere

Artist brings smell, warmth and light to museums, galleries in New York and D.C. Read More


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Gilty Pleasures: The Guggenheim Reframes Its Classics

A team of experts at the Guggenheim is reframing modernist works from the Thannhauser collection in period frames dating back to the 17th century Read More


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Devorah Sperber, After Vermeer 2, detail view, 2006, 5,024 spools of thread, stainless-steel ball chain and hanging apparatus, clear acrylic viewing sphere, metal stand. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun with Vermeer

Two beloved Vermeers have left Holland for a stint in the U.S. They’ll find their descendants stripped by Dalí, bedecked in toilet-paper rolls, and reincarnated by Cindy Sherman Read More


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Brancusi’s ‘Kiss': A Never-Ending Embrace

A visit to Montparnasse prompts a reflection on the refined abstraction and complex romance of a famous sensual sculpture
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Clyfford Still’s Figures Run Deep

New scholarship on the artist’s early work reveals an unexpected ancestry to his trademark abstractions
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Alan Vlach, Cliff Walk, Near West Point, 2012.

Homing in on Homer

Five artists commissioned to shoot Winslow Homer’s studio bring a contemporary interpretation to a classic setting Read More