Serious Fun

Ernesto Neto’s rich, sensory environments are meant to engage all of the body’s cognitive faculties Read More


Brass Menagerie

The lighthearted sculptures of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne—featuring animals such as rhinos, crocodiles, and sheep—bridge the worlds of fine and decorative arts Read More

Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.

Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More

Looking at Art
Olson House, 2010. James Welling photographed the Maine house that appears in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, 1948. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

Wyeth Redux

James Welling shoots sites in Wyeth’s world. Read More

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.

When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883,  oil on canvas,  715⁄8" x 385⁄8".

Seduction is Afoot

‘Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting’ at the Frick Collection Read More


‘The Last of a Kind’

Painter Antoni Tàpies, descendant of Picasso and Miró, did not leave an heir apparent Read More

William D. Cohan.  FRANK E. SCHRAMM III

ARTnews Wins Silurians 2012 Award

Prize for “Excellence in Journalism” Read More

Children in Olive Branch, Mississippi, learn to make baskets in a workshop led by a DeSoto Arts Council artist as part of DeSoto County’s Art for Autism program.

A Welcoming Oasis

More and more museums are working with educators, trainers, guards, and specialized docents to create programs for autistic children and their families Read More