A survey at the MCA Chicago uses the metaphor of weather and wields movement as a critical, mercurial strategy
The Gap Between Things and Their Names
A deep sense of loss, of being cut off or isolated from communication, runs through Elsa Gramcko’s works, imbuing them with inchoate feelings that precede language.
Modest Perspectives on Printmaking
Carried Impressions: Lithographs and Monoprints from the 1960s doesn’t demand the spotlight, but it’s ripe for exploration.
Views From the End of Human Expansion
Five Southern California Views taps into the mythology of the West as an expanse for the imagination, only to decenter the human presence.
The Haunting History of America’s Largest Confederate Monument
A new documentary investigates the racist origins of the Stone Mountain monument near Atlanta, Georgia — the Mount Rushmore of white supremacy.
A Dazzling and Troubling Display of Spanish Expansion
While acknowledging the horrors of colonialism, Spain and the Hispanic World also highlights the exchange of traditions and ideas.
Shalom and Pass the Joint
A new exhibition reveals how Jewish people throughout history have embraced marijuana both spiritually and politically.
Basking in Vermeer’s Light at Rijksmuseum
In Vermeer’s paintings, the world is much larger than we imagined and yet somehow deep, meaningful, and magical.
The Art World “Darling” Who Went Rogue
Joan Brown resented the easy commodification of her work, and the incessant demand for her to create something just so others could own it.
How Anthony Daley Abstracts Rubens
In the work of Rubens, painter Anthony Daley finds correspondences of color that can carry expressive meanings abstractly.
Maurice Sendak’s Life Among the Wild Things
Sendak’s illustrations carry weight all on their own for children and adults alike, and this book beautifully captures his prolific career.
Judy Ledgerwood’s Playfully Subversive Patterns
What distinguishes Ledgerwood’s work from the earlier generation of women artists working in the domain of Pattern and Decoration is its bluntness and humor.