Tag Archives: Kirk Varnedoe

Books Reviews
Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)

Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

Looking at Art
The fan-shaped birchwood "radius" work Curve XXI, 1978-80, appears to hover midair.

Ahead of the Curve

Ellsworth Kelly’s sculpture, subject of a show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, makes the complex simple and the simple complex Read More

Books Catalogues Raisonnés Investigations

Unraveling the Mysteries of Degas’s Sculpture

An exhaustive catalogue from the National Gallery of Art draws on both art history and scientific analysis to resolve questions about how Degas made sculpture and what happened to it after his death. Read More


Varnedoe’s Vision

Remembering an inspiring teacher, charismatic curator, fervent lecturer, and beloved colleague. Read More

Kirk Varnedoe, professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Courtesy Institute for Advanced Study

Demoralization, Resentment, Anxiety, Stress

That is what curators are experiencing as they struggle to be heard among the many voices charting the future of their rapidly growing institutions. Now they are taking matters into their own hands. Read More


What Makes a Great Painting Great?

Experts on Johns, Warhol, and Richter explain how they evaluate a modern masterpiece. Read More