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Post image for A Hands-On Experience with Harry Bertoia’s Sonic Sculptures

After his death in 1978, Harry Bertoia was interred beneath one of his most impressive sonic works: a 2,000-pound, 10-foot-in-diameter silicon bronze gong.

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Post image for Performances that Probe the Potential of Being

When I was in graduate school, one of the ideas favored by feminist and queer scholars and students of continental philosophy was the notion of “becoming,” as conveyed by Gilles Deleuze.

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Post image for Comics that Bend and Borrow from Reality

Sean Karemaker dispenses with the rigid panel grids and other conventions that most people commonly associate with comics for The Ghosts We Know from Conundrum Press.

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Post image for Figurative Painting That’s Emphatically Human

New York City galleries are raining down a smattering of group shows that showcase figurative painting.

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Post image for A History of Photography in Which the Camera Is Absent

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s 1826 or ’27 view from his window in France is the earliest known photograph taken with a camera, but it wasn’t even his first photograph.

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Post image for A Miniature Version of the Broad Museum Parodies the Art World

LOS ANGELES — Scott Marvel Cassidy’s art makes viewers do a double take.

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Post image for Two Shows that Expose the Unseen Infrastructure Around Us

The two exhibitions currently on view at the Swiss Institute examine the usually hidden infrastructure of architecture, and their consideration of space makes them particularly fitting: they are the gallery’s final shows before it moves from its current building on Wooster Street to a yet-to-be determined premise.

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Post image for During the RNC, Two Art Projects Amplify the Voices of Ohio’s Citizens

CLEVELAND — Every television ad is for a presidential candidate, the phone rings off the hook with endless robocalls, and people from all over the country knock on the door to make sure I know where to vote.

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Post image for A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends

SANTA FE, NM — The worlds of fashion and fine art often collide, both in the museum and on the runway.

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Post image for André Masson’s Tortured and Sensuous Automatic Drawings

PARIS — In the polyvalent and multilayered drawings of André Masson, you can sense a free hand in love with its own movement, but not with itself.

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