Post image for Rodin in Process at the Peabody Essex Museum

Speaking very generally and just of figurative art: sculpture creates a world around itself, and painting creates a world inside itself.

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Post image for Gender Menders: Anohni, RuPaul, Gwen Stefani, Now That’s What I Call Country

Like the idiot I am, I got Grimes’s Art Angels very wrong when it surfaced last year.

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Post image for Poetry at the Root: Yoshimasu Gozo’s Art, Writing, and Music

TOKYO — It’s not often that a major art museum hosts an exhibition for a poet.

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Art, Work, and the Workaday

by Thomas Micchelli on July 30, 2016

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The lobby gallery at the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed midtown office tower at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, with its partitioned walls flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and south sides of the building, is unusually well-suited for both casual and concentrated encounters with art.

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Post image for Paintings of Detroit Ruins that Ring True

DETROIT — Nancy Mitchnick’s representations of places — whether they refer to actual locations or states of mind — ricochet out into the real world, conveying a sense of how a place looks based on how it feels.

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Post image for Our Architectural Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

Post–World War II, architects were confident that a better life could be built, that design could improve society through efficiency and community.

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Post image for The Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth Sackler on Mass Incarceration and the Role of Activist Art

At the Brooklyn Museum in June, Elizabeth Sackler read from James Baldwin’s “An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis.”

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Post image for Russians Vote to Dress Up “David” Replica to Appease Local Prudes

St. Petersburg residents will vote on how to dress a replica statue of Michelangelo’s “David” that came to the city in May, following a complaint from a woman who said his nudity “spoils the city’s historic appearance and warps children’s souls.”

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Post image for Fragmented Figures Channel the “Struggle of Being in a Body”

LOS ANGELES — Breasts, arms, legs, fingers, halved torsos, and a hairy mustache. These are some of the body parts represented in porcelain, paint, photography, and mixed media in Fragmented Gaze, curated by Loren Britton at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Post image for An Artist Couple from Bangladesh Shares Their Deeply Political Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s most intuitive to equate activism with a kind of direct action: collecting signatures, participating in a public protest, sending sharply worded letters, community organizing.

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