Museums

Post image for Joan Jonas’s Persistent Forms of Feminist Expression

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It is a dark room that seems like nothing much — a cave, an aside to the larger exhibition spaces at MIT’s List Center — until you immerse yourself in it for any length of time.

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Post image for A Century of Indigenous Printmaking in North America

OKLAHOMA CITY — With nearly 100 prints from artists around North America, Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmakers at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones. Jr. Museum of Art (FJJMA) celebrates the medium’s rise in the 20th century.

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Post image for An Exhibition That Ticks Its Way Toward Apocalypse

BRUSSELS — Entering Patrick Bernatchez’s exhibition Les Temps Inacheves (French for “unfinished time”) at the Argos Centre for Art and Media, you are first confronted by “Lost in Time 33-66” (2014), an amplified metronome and a record player.

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Post image for Sigmar Polke’s Dreamy, Trippy Art Went Deeper than Pop

COLOGNE, Germany — Sigmar Polke was based in Cologne for over 30 years before he died there in 2010 at age 69, and his Alibis: Retrospective brings his body of work home to rest.

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Post image for A New Museum Encourages Us to Consider Death

NEW ORLEANS — No matter how strong your stomach for the macabre, there is likely some moment in the Museum of Death that will make it twist.

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Post image for How a Long-Lost Silent Film Helped Rescue a Forgotten Kiowa Tipi

OKLAHOMA CITY — In 1920, a distinctive tipi painted with horizontal stripes appeared in a silent film called Daughter of Dawn.

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Post image for Natasha Mayers: Here Come the Men in Suits

PORTLAND, Maine — Natasha Mayers is a tried and true activist artist. With few exceptions, her art — paintings and murals and the banners she helps create as part of the Artists Rapid Response Team, or ARRT — is focused on fighting for justice of every kind: racial, social, restorative, environmental — and calling out the bad guys.

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Marino Marini,

VATICAN CITY — Modern art has achieved a slightly higher profile at the Vatican Museum these days (relatively speaking, of course): among other offerings, the recently opened Borgia apartments are currently filled with sometimes ordinary, sometimes exceptional selections of mid-20th-century Italian sculpture.

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Post image for Sexy, Satin Surfaces: Paintings from the Dawn of the Dutch Golden Age

On its own, a painting by Joachim Wtewael can seem like a two-dimensional manifestation of an absurdly complex gâteau – gorgeous, delicious, but perhaps best taken in in small servings.

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Post image for Revisiting Postwar American Art in Paris

PARIS — During springtime in Paris, one frequently meets beaming American newlyweds on their honeymoon.

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