Museums

Post image for A Simplistic Survey of Protest Art

Zero Tolerance at MoMA PS1 tackles an ambitiously broad subject: the intersection between protest and art.

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Post image for Donatello’s Florence Cathedral Sculptures Cross the Atlantic for the First Time

Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral is an improbable exhibition, with 23 early Renaissance pieces that have rarely (if ever) left Italy, let alone crossed the Atlantic to arrive at this small Upper West Side museum.

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Post image for Words Fall Away: ‘Judith Scott — Bound and Unbound’

The first time I saw Judith Scott’s work was in Rosemarie Trockel’s retrospective, A Cosmos, at the New Museum.

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Post image for At a University Museum, an Exhibition Examines Student Debt

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On the sprawling grounds of Michigan State University, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is a sleek, modernistic storehouse amidst the dull brick buildings that populate the campus.

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Post image for From Sea to Shining CSA, Politics Crop Up in Locally Sourced Art

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If there’s any single image that provides an instant philosophical précis to Locally Sourced, up through March 15 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, it’s “Ronald.”

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Post image for The Stories of Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison

DETROIT — The US is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole, also known as “natural life,” for crimes they committed before they could quit school, drive, or vote.

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Post image for Rediscovering the Music of the Age of Caravaggio

The aural history of the 16th to 17th century resonates through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio.

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Post image for Afterlives of Mesopotamian Artifacts, from Flapper Fashion to de Kooning

After excavation, ancient artifacts embark on an afterlife of interpretation. From Ancient to Modern explores how the archaeology of Mesopotamia reflected fashions and academia of the 1920s and 30s, and influenced contemporary art.

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Post image for The Problematic Elegance of Carl Andre

BEACON, NY — Carl Andre’s 50-year, career-spanning retrospective at Dia:Beacon is coming down this weekend. If you think that Modernism is god, that its spawn, Minimalism, is the lord, and that Andre is her messenger, you’d best catch the show before it’s gone.

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Post image for A Haunting Installation Transforms the Phillips Collection

WASHINGTON, DC — The main building of the Phillips Collection, the oldest modern art museum in America, is a sprawling, neo-Georgian affair, buckling beneath the weight of its dark, mahogany décor.

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