In this Issue
HOW TO LOOK AT ART
A guide to the possibilities
Justice Delayed? Ferdinand Protzman
Native Americans believed it would redress centuries of injustice. Anthropologists warned it would gut public collections. But a law requiring museums to return sacred objects to Indian tribes hasn’t worked out the way its supporters–or its critics–anticipated.
Say It with Flowerpots Laurie Attias
Jean-Pierre Raynaud pursues endless variations on a simple form.
Fresh Paint Kay Larson
The Jackson Pollock retrospective restores a sense of brilliant immediacy to the artist’s work.
Joan Mitchell in the buff, the testy relationship of Picasso and Chagall, art-minded holiday gifts and more.
A small-town charity and a big-city museum battle over a contested bequest; the FBI puts stolen work on the net; In Brief and more.
An Iranian museum plans to bring its modern collection up from the cellar; Stolen drawings are returned to Dresden museum; Antoni Gaudi, a saint?; In Brief and more.
City Focus: San Juan
Between the hurricane and the plebiscite, San Juan’s artists find a way to mix politics and poetry.
Looking at Art
Robert Pinsky, the nation’s poet laureate, commemorates the centennial of the Worcester Art Museum.
Issey Miyake takes his signature clothing designs on some wild artistic adventures.
Studio: Thomas Chimes
The obscured letters and literary figures in Thomas Chimes’s paintings reflect his various obsessions.
On the couch with Cindy Sherman: A psychiatrist muses on the relation of a poster to the unconscious.
Our far-flung critics assess exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Waltham, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Toronto, Sao Paolo, and Vienna