Tag Archives: National Portrait Gallery


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Morning Links: Tom of Finland Edition

Here’s a profile of Okwui Enwezor, who is readying his Venice Biennale and who hints he may be retiring from the biennial game: “This is exhausting,” he says. “In any case, there’s a need for other people to do them, … Read More


Looking at Art
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What Does Latino Look Like?

A show at the National Portrait Gallery takes a broad view of how artists consider identity in their work Read More


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Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS in the Art World

Artists and curators are assessing the impact of the epidemic on art and the art community Read More


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9 Art Shows to See After ‘12 Years a Slave’

Museum exhibitions confront amnesia, restore lost narratives, and consider the legacy of the Middle Passage Read More


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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More


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The Civil War in Art, Then and Now

As several museums showcase works made at the time of the conflict, contemporary artists continue to reflect on its legacy Read More


Market
Thomas Stewart’s 1792 portrait of the cross-dressing Chevalier d’Eon was, 
until recently, thought to be a painting of a woman by Gilbert Stuart.

Knight in Shining Garters

London’s National Portrait Gallery buys a portrait of the Chevalier d’Eon—celebrated French spy, diplomat, fencing champion, and cross-dresser Read More


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Should Curating Be Crowdsourced?

In attempting to avoid controversies over content, a Smithsonian panel might be setting the stage for even more. Read More


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Man in Wire

A new exhibition highlights Alexander Calder's dryly comic portraits of luminaries, from Babe Ruth to Jean-Paul Sartre. Read More