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Artful Traveler
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Baroque, Bavarian, and Bauhaus Fuse at Chick Austin’s House

A museum director’s Hartford home is a pre-postmodern fantasy Read More


Reviews
Morris Graves, Crow, Surf and Moon, 1943, ink and transparent and opaque watercolor 
on lightweight beige Japanese paper, now mounted on rag board, 25½" x 30¾". SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, GIFT OF THE MARSHALL AND HELEN HATCH COLLECTION, IN HONOR OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

‘Modernism in the Pacific Northwest’ at Seattle Art Museum

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News
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1,000 Studio Visits, One Ambitious Crystal Bridges Show

Crystal Bridges plans an ambitious survey of contemporary American art
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Profiles
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‘It’s Not About Light—It Is Light’

Three major museum shows provide an unprecedented chance to assess the optical, intangible, and mesmerizing art of James Turrell Read More


Books Catalogues Raisonnés Investigations
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The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters

Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’ Read More


Looking at Art
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Clyfford Still’s Figures Run Deep

New scholarship on the artist’s early work reveals an unexpected ancestry to his trademark abstractions
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Looking at Art
Tiki, 19th century, from the Marquesas Islands.

The Polynesian Connection?

Polynesian objects were given equal status with Gauguin’s work in a groundbreaking and subversive exhibition Read More


Reviews
Mark Rothko, Iphigenia and the Sea/Horizontal Phantasy, 1943, oil on canvas, 353⁄4" x 48".  Portland Art Museum.

When Rothko Was Rothkowitz

Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum Read More


Features
The Crystal Bridges Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie. Some of the pavilions seem to float on water diverted from a nearby stream.

American Art, Alice Walton’s Way

The Walmart heiress’s controversial museum opens with an inclusive and even quirky selection of American art that reveals an increasing focus on the present Read More


Features
Installation view of the inaugural exhibition.  Natural light enters the galleries through a series of skylights over a cast-in-place perforated convex ceiling.

Seeing Still for the First Time

The new museum dedicated to Clyfford Still in Denver presents an unprecedented sweep of his work—even as its staff continues to make more discoveries Read More


Books Catalogues Raisonnés Investigations
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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


Books Reviews
The master modele bronze of Edgar Degas’s Dancer Rubbing Her Knee, sculpted in wax circa 1884–85,  cast posthumously. STEVEN OLIVER/NORTON SIMON ART FOUNDATION, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

The Collector Who Redefined Degas

Degas in the Norton Simon Museum
Edited by Sara Campbell;
Essays by Daphne Barbour,
Richard Kendall, and Shelley Sturman
Yale University Press, 576 pages, $95 Read More


News

The Hidden Sargent

A recent show asked new questions about John Singer Sargent: Was he homosexual? Did his sense of "otherness" make him sympathetic to his Jewish clients? Read More