In an open letter, the Society for American Archaeology accused journalist Graham Hancock’s docuseries of disparaging experts while promoting “racist, white supremacist ideologies.”
Sex Tourism With Statues
Buddhist Art of Tibet: In Milarepa’s Footsteps is a cringe-worthy display of “spiritual colonialism.”
How to Crack the Catholic Code of the Old Masters
Suzanna Ivanič’s new book Catholica: The Visual Culture of Catholicism is an essential primer on how Catholicism intersects with art history.
The Complex Fashion History of Colonial Spanish America
An exhibition at Blanton Museum of Art encapsulates the complicated ways in which Indigenous and European traditions cross-pollinated through textiles and accessories.
The Understated Beauty of Decorated Paper
Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s is a feast for the eyes.
How a Landmark Feminist Show Got Erased From Collective Memory
Art critic Lucy Lippard’s first outing as a feminist curator in 1971 has, until recently, been almost entirely absent from history.
In Praise of the Exhibition Catalogue
Shary Boyle’s Outside the Palace of Me exhibition catalogue provides viewers with experiences that an in-person visit cannot.
Modern Menorahs That Break the Mold
From a banana menorah to versions by Dalí and Peter Shire, artists have long remixed the traditional Hanukkah lamp.
You Can’t Coat the Holocaust With Gold
Anselm Kiefer’s philosophy has its roots in German Romanticism, particularly the belief that the artist can mediate between the creative and the divine, between earth and heaven.
For Women Artists, Studio Visits Can Be Risky Business
Personal safety concerns have pushed some women and trans artists to forgo studio visits, further narrowing their access to opportunities in the art world.
Enough With the Selfies; Look at the Art
Museum guard Dereck Stafford Mangus urges museumgoers to put their phones down, just for a minute.
The Spun-Glass Dress That Made a Splash at the World’s Fair
It took over 37 hours to pull 1,900 miles of glass filament to create the garment, now on view at the Toledo Museum of Art.