This week the French capital received far more than its usual share of snow, leaving many of its museums, gardens, and outdoor sculptures with a photogenic dusting of fresh powder.
Elena Goukassian is an arts writer based in Brooklyn. Originally from Bulgaria, she grew up in Washington state and lived in Washington, DC before moving to New York in 2017. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, DCist, Sculpture magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others.
Art Worker Salary Survey Aims to Understand the Gender Pay Gap
“This survey is not just for women. And not just for employees.”
Nigerian Modernist Masterpiece Found in London Apartment
According to novelist Ben Okri, Ben Enwonwu’s 1974 painting of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi is “the most significant discovery in contemporary African art in over fifty years.”
4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Dedicated to Priestess Heptet Discovered
In Heptet’s newly uncovered tomb, it’s all about the monkey paintings.
Guantánamo Lawyer Discusses Detainees’ Rights to Their Art
Lawyers representing Guantánamo detainees say the detention center’s art program is beneficial to everyone and should be reinstated.
The History of One of the Oldest Astronomical Clocks in the World
While Prague’s famed clock is gone for repairs, we take a look at its history.
Boston and Philadelphia’s Art Museums Gamble Loaning a Painting on the Super Bowl
The outcome of Museum Bowl 2018 will depend on whether the Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots prevail on Sunday.
Proposed 140 Broadway Plan Threatens Noguchi’s “Red Cube” [UPDATED]
The Noguchi Foundation was not consulted on the proposal and says it undermines Isamu Noguchi’s vision of the public space around his iconic sculpture.
The Enterprising Illusionists of 19th-Century Spirit Photography
What does the continuing popularity of books about 1850s spiritualism and ghost photography say about us today?
Vanity Fair Removes James Franco From Its Cover Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
In a rare turning of the tables last week, Vanity Fair scrubbed James Franco from Annie Leibovitz’s group shot of Hollywood royalty on its cover.
Two Rodin Shows Cast the Sculptor’s Legacy in Very Different Lights
Two Rodin shows place the first modernist sculptor in historical context.
Loving Vincent Is a Visually Dazzling But Weak Story About van Gogh
In short, the visuals far outmaneuver the storyline.