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Looking at Art

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

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Archived Reviews Books

Novel Approach

The Louvre commissions stories—about itself. Read More

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Reviews

Whitney Biennial

A review of "2010". Read More

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Looking at Art

A Head of Its Time

How a 500-year-old portrait sculpture made in what is now Nigeria changed the way people think about African art. Read More

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Looking at Art

Dancing with Degas

An exhibition explores Picasso's seven-decade obsession with a man he saw as not only an artistic predecessor but also a father figure. Read More

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Looking at Art

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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News

Art Props Cop Plots

Law & Order searches the art world for clues. Read More

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A Different Way to Make a Difference

From protest karaoke to a social-justice summit, Creative Time strives to make public art political. Read More

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Looking at Art

Yves Klein’s Leap Year

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

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On With the Shows

Jeffrey Deitch explains why his career change from dealer to museum director makes sense. Read More

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Profiles

Man of a Thousand Faces

Filming portraits for his acclaimed glass-brick foundation in Chicago, weaving the alphabet into a giant steel figure in Des Moines, and staging a tower of cymbals for Dubai's newest skyscraper, Jaume Plensa brings a sense of spectacle and intimacy into monumental public sculpture. Read More