Tag Archives: Kathy Halbreich


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Installation view of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” at MoMA, which did not use wall texts. COURTESY MOMA

Wall Talk: Do We Even Need Museum Wall Labels?

There was a time when the labels and texts in museum shows were matter-of-fact explanations—the artist, title, date, medium, and then a few informative words from the curator. But as exhibitions have become more extravagant, provocative, and controversial, attended by … Read More


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Akerman. COURTESY EUROPEAN GRADUATE SCHOOL

Chantal Akerman, Revolutionary Feminist Filmmaker and Video Artist, Dies at 65

Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker who introduced a previously unseen female perspective on domesticity to cinema, and whose video installations dealt with personal histories, died sometime during the past few days. She was 65. Her cause of death has not yet … Read More


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MoMA Curators Ponder Polke Potato Problem

MoMA’s Polke retrospective is up through August, but the potatoes in his works won’t last that long. Will they rot? Will they sprout? Stay tuned Read More


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MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More


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The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More


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Making Art Speak

Three museum directors discuss the challenges, thrills, frustrations, and future of their profession. Three museum directors discuss the challenges, thrills, frustrations, and future of their profession Read More


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The Incredible Growing Art Museum

In a multibillion-dollar building boom, museums around the globe are erecting new structures or expanding their current homes. As they tailor themselves to accommodate bigger art, larger crowds, and broader missions, the very notion of the museum is evolving in the process. In a multibillion-dollar building boom, museums around the globe are erecting new structures or expanding their current homes. As they tailor themselves to accommodate bigger art, larger crowds, and broader missions, the very notion of the museum is evolving in the process. Read More