Kiki Smith

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PHILADELPHIA — Once upon a time, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there lived a family of sculptures. They were all smooth, white, and vacant-eyed.

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Post image for From a Synagogue to a Pizzeria, an Alternative Tour of Stained Glass in NYC

Although it’s an art form more associated with medieval cathedrals, there is stunning stained glass in New York City.

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HUDSON, NY — River Crossings, the recently opened show up at the historic Thomas Cole House and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church’s architectural ode to Orientalism, over-promises and under-delivers.

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Next month, 28 contemporary American artists will infiltrate the homes of the two artists who are the “physical cornerstone of American art,” as co-curator Stephen Hannock puts it.

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CORNING, NY — This Friday, a luminous new wing of the Corning Museum of Glass opens for the display of contemporary glass art and its molten creation.

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The Age of Small Things, a group show organized by the painter Chuck Webster, fills the ground floor of the Lower East Side’s Dodge Gallery, where the singular touch of the artist-curator has recast a parade of diminutive objects into an unpredictable unfolding of processes and ideas.

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Anointing Art’s Female Popes

by Jillian Steinhauer on November 8, 2013

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AVIGNON, France — The exhibition Les Papesses, curated by Collection Lambert Director Éric Mézil, anoints five female popes — popesses, if you will — of modern and contemporary art: Camille Claudel, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, and Berlinde de Bruyckere. And it does a fantastic job of turning visitors into believers.

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Opening tonight, the New Museum’s NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star purports to offer a time capsule, or, as the museum’s curator Gary Carrion-Murayari put it, a “form of collective memory” documenting a particular time in a particular art scene, namely, New York City in the ’90s.

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A New Home for Art in Atlantic City

by Jillian Steinhauer on December 11, 2012

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Last month, a large-scale public art exhibition opened quietly in Atlantic City. With commissioned pieces by Kiki Smith, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Robert Barry, and John Roloff, Artlantic, despite its silly-sounding name, boasts an impressive lineup of artists. Now the question is how to get the art world, as well as tourists, to take notice.

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A West Coast Press Turns 50

by Philip A Hartigan on November 14, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO — The main focus of the de Young Museum, located in Golden Gate Park and given a big redesign by architects Herzog and De Meuron in 2005, is American art past and present, encompassing ancient art of all the Americas as well as art of the United States from the colonial era up to today. There are several temporary exhibitions running at the moment that are worth going to see if you’re visiting the Bay Area. One of them, the William S. Paley collection, is sort of self-evidently marvelous, with its classic examples of Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse, Degas, and other titans of the School of Paris. The other, Crown Point Press at 50, shows work that is less well known but deserves to be equally celebrated.

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