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MoMA Makes a Facebook for Abstractionists

A collaboration between MoMA curators and the Columbia Business School depicts early modernism as a vast social network. It’s the latest in a long line of charts showing that no ism is an island Read More


Looking at Art
Northview, 2000. 
The arrangement of noncommunicative figures reflects the influence of Vuillard.

Strange Bedfellows

From Fairfield Porter to David Park to Lisa Yuskavage and Peter Doig, contemporary artists have been riffing on Vuillard Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


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MoMA’s Problematic Provenances

Behind a lawsuit brought against the Museum of Modern Art by the heirs of George Grosz lies a troubling history of acquiring works seized by the Nazis and sold to support the German war effort Read More


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Driven to Abstraction?

Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Modern Art Read More


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Comic Relief

The boundary between fine art and graphic novels has grown increasingly porous Read More


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Excavation, 1950, from the MoMA exhibition.  Credit: ©2011 THE WILLEM DE KOONING FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, MR. AND MRS. FRANK G. LOGAN PURCHASE PRIZE FUND, RESTRICTED GIFTS OF EDGAR J. KAUFMANN, JR., AND MR. AND MRS. NOAH GOLDOWSKY, JR

Shaping de Kooning’s Legacy

Behind the scenes of the artist’s long-awaited retrospective at MoMA are not only curators but also dealers, lawyers, collectors, and heirs. Read More


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Performers wearing costumes crocheted by the artist Olek wordlessly interact with crowds at a mini "Bushwick Art Park" installed on the Bowery as part of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas.  MAGGIE LEE

It’s Not Just a Museum, It’s a Think Tank

Art museums are recruiting experts from outside the art world to address problems in the real world. Read More


Profiles
Untitled, 2009, a haunting work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  COURTESY GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NEW YORK

A Minimalist Maximalist

In large abstract paintings, Jacqueline Humphries puts a contemporary spin on the AbEx and Minimalist tradition. Read More


Trends
An Xiao's The Artist Is Kinda Present, 2010, a performance in which the artist had conversations with gallerygoers over Twitter.  JOANIE SAN CHIRICO

The Social Revolution

Today’s Facebook comments are tomorrow’s artworks as artists harness social technology to comment on how our new connectivity is changing our culture. Read More


Reviews
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


Looking at Art
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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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A Satirist with a Loaded Brush

Art styles came and went, but painterly leftist Jack Levine had the last laugh . Read More


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Where It’s @

MoMA acquires a typographic symbol—but what does it mean? Read More