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I’m with the Band

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Piper Brett's steel sculpture Big Bow, 2009.  MATT HOLLERBUSH
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Pop Goes Minimalism

From gift bows to gold chains, Piper Brett’s blown-up sculptures are elegant and over the top. Read More

Tord Boontje, Table Stories Dinnerware Plate, 2005, porcelain, underglaze blue. From "Blue and White: A Ceramic Journey."  DENVER ART MUSEUM, GIFT OF JILL A. WILTSE AND H. KIRK BROWN III
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The Clay’s the Thing

At the Denver Art Museum, mud is ‘marvelous’. Read More

Anselm Kiefer's installation La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), 2010, was in a room devoted to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, 1642.  MYRA MAY
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Kiefer on Night Watch

The German artist does Rembrandt, by way of van Gogh. Read More

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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

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Slow Down, You Look Too Fast

The organizers of Slow Art Day ask museumgoers to take their time. Read More

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Where Arte Povera Meets Tarzan

The jungle connection animates Pino Pascali's steel-wool bridge and chimpanzee imagery. Read More

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The Sitter Depicts the Artist

In a new book, Martin Gayford recalls what it's like to be painted by Lucian Freud. Read More

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Floating in Space

Goya captioned a drawing of a couple suspended in the air 'joy'—but the true meaning of the picture is not so certain. Read More

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Food for Thought

Everyone agrees that portion sizes in depictions of the Last Supper have grown. Not everyone agrees why. Read More

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Wrestling with ‘Wrestlers’

Deaccessioned twice and the subject of multiple interpretations, a provocative Eakins sporting picture takes its place in a new collection and a new show. Read More

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A ‘Desperate Beauty’

In her portrait of the Gruen family, Alice Neel tempers her penchant for the grotesque with a touch of the sublime. Read More

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Yves Klein’s Leap Year

Two shows shed light on the story behind the iconic photograph. Read More

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Uncovering Matisse

The first major survey of Matisse's output during World War I uses cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned connoisseurship to reveal his radical system of scraping, scratching, and repainting. Read More