The action was staged in solidarity with climate protesters Joanna Smith and Tim Martin, who were indicted for targeting a Degas sculpture.
Timothy Martin and Joanna Smith face penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and five years in prison for smearing paint on the plexiglass case protecting the sculpture.
“Olympia” (1863) will be shown in the US for the first time as part of a Met exhibition focused on the joint careers of Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas.
Calls to rename the mislabeled work have intensified since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Swiss artist Nicolas Party is both the subject and curator of Pastel, an extraordinary exhibition examining the under-appreciated, fugitive medium and its history.
Renoir: The Body, The Senses makes some attempts, vain in my opinion, to present Renoir as a politically progressive artist, even a closet feminist.
Conservation scientists at the Fitzwilliam Museum shed some light on the everyday objects forming the armatures of three surviving beeswax sculptures.
His virulent belief system, which led him to cut off his Jewish friends in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, is unredeemed by his art.
The exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum includes paintings by Impressionists, along with period hats and bonnets embellished with silk flowers, ribbons, plumes, and feathers.
The first painting I saw in 2016 was “Cockman Always Rises Orange” (2015): we can’t say we weren’t warned.
This list barely scratches the surface of the city’s artistic offerings this year, from overdue retrospectives to surprising sides of artists we know well.
The first picture that caught me up short was “Factory Smoke” (1877–79), hanging alone on a freestanding wall in the middle of the gallery.