George Ault, Bright Light at Russell's Corners, 1946, oil on canvas, 19 5/8" x 25". Smithsonian American Art Museum.  GIFT OF MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY LAWRENCE

From ‘Black Night’ to ‘Bright Light’

‘To Make a World’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., up through September 5. 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

Franz Erhard Walther's Sehkanal, 1968. Museumgoers activate Walther's fabric "instruments" through physical interaction. PAULA COURT/COURTESY DIA ART FOUNDATION, NEW YORK

Unfinished Werk

Franz Erhard Walther’s sculptures are perpetual works in progress. Read More

Visitors could walk through the partly disassembled Gulf Stream camper featured in the installation Quiver of Arrows at 303 Gallery in New York last year.
Profiles Reviews

Britain’s Curator of Garbage

Mike Nelson’s multiroom installations hint at marginal lives and fallen ideologies. Read More

Anonymous painter from Lima, Arcángel San Miguel, 18th century, oil on canvas, 673⁄4" x 45". CREDIT Parroquia de Santa MarÍa La Mayor, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

‘Painting from the Viceroyalties’

Prado and Palacio Real, Madrid. Read More

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Christ on the Cross with the Virgin Mary and Saint John, 1555–64, black chalk, heightened with white (oxidized), 161⁄8" x 1015⁄16". ©THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius

Albertina, Vienna
Through January 9 Read More

Ydessa Hendeles, Partners  (The Teddy Bear Project), 2002, family-album photographs, antique teddy bears with photographs of their original owners and related ephemera, mahogany display cases, painted steel mezzanines, and painted portable walls with hanging light fixtures and custom wall lighting, dimensions variable. COURTESY YDESSA HENDELES AND THE YDESSA HENDELES ART FOUNDATION

10,000 Lives

Gwangju Biennale 2010
Gwangju, South Korea
Through November 7 Read More


Whitney Biennial

A review of "2010". Read More


Rooms with a View

The Venice Biennale and Documenta 12 provide a thoughtful take on the shock of the news. Read More