Museums

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CHICAGO — Confessions of an arts writer: my background is in theater design.

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Post image for The Fluid Experimentation of László Moholy-Nagy in a Long-Awaited Retrospective

Decked out in red factory overalls, László Moholy-Nagy cut a striking figure of an avant-garde utopian during his time teaching at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1923 to 1928.

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Post image for A Native American Artist Who Painted Pop and Challenged the Status Quo

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980, currently on view at the Phoenix Art Museum, features over 40 oil paintings and prints by the Luiseño artist.

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Post image for How van Dyck Laid the Foundation of Modern Portraiture

Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, currently at the Frick Collection, provides a window onto how the premier Baroque portrait style came together in the busy studio of a gifted, if short-lived, painter.

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Post image for The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City

The idea of capturing something in photography before it disappears dates back almost to the dawn of the medium.

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Post image for A Monumental Critique of Empire, from Napoleonic to Corporate Times

PARIS — Scattered throughout the cavernous nave of the Grand Palais are mountains of shipping containers.

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Post image for A Half-Documentary, Half-Fantasy Telling of the Caribbean’s Colonial Past

MIAMI — There is a dizzying effect in Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s short film “Otro usos (Other Uses).”

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Post image for Revisiting the First American Folk Art Museum, Founded by a Modernist Sculptor

The rough finishes and loose poses of Elie Nadelman’s sculptures of circus performers, pianists, and dancers were influenced by his incredible collection of folk art.

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Post image for Recording the Stories of Marginalized Students

TUCSON, Ariz. — Underrepresentation of marginalized and minority communities in society is nothing new; neither is it in the art world.

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Post image for The Self-Taught Artist Who Casts Cardboard “Actors” in All His Films

NANTES, France — Benjamin Franklin’s maxim that “you can do anything you set your mind to” could not ring truer for the French self-taught filmmaker and artist Guy Brunet.

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