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Jack Whitten’s Sculptures Are a Revelation

At the Met Breuer, he remixes materials and cultural influences into a gorgeous, very personal body of work.

Impressionist Berthe Morisot Finally Gets Her Day

Recentering an intrepid Impressionist as equal to Monet and Renoir.

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

Sculptor Ruth Asawa Wires the World

An artist, educator and activist whose legacy is nothing less than a redefinition of sculpture.

Masculinity, Identity and My Grandfather’s Rough Hands

"At some point, I'm going to have to decide when and how I want to stop being angry."

At the Morgan, Medieval Monsters Instruct and Entertain

Gorgeous illuminated manuscripts illustrate a broad concept of what monsters were -- and meant -- in medieval Europe.

Spanish Masterpieces Bridge Cultures at the San Antonio Museum of Art

500 years of Spanish art makes the point that culture links us, rather than separates us.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

A thread through the history of American photography exposes our obsession with guns as both tools and symbols.

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

Hujar’s photos of artists and drag queens, skyscrapers and farm animals, and so much more animate a powerful retrospective at The Morgan.

Pictorial and Political Lessons from Zurbarán: We Are Family

Zurbarán's images of Jewish patriarchs made a case for religious and ethnic tolerance. Concerns that are still vital today.

Thriving in Science, Working as Artist? Here’s an Elegant Proof

No, we're not all brooding eccentrics.

Brooklyn Museum Shows Crass Pile of Money in the Form of...

A billionaire paying exorbitantly for a Basquiat is a bad reason to dedicate an exhibition to it.

The Ups, Downs and Ups of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

During an Age of Faith, Murillo infused the artistic patrimony of Spain with beauty, joy and hope of salvation.

Elizabeth Catlett Sculpts Black Women Ready for Revolution

An artist with something profound to say about race, gender and dignity.

Sanford Biggers Sculptures Evoke Violent History

Sanford Biggers' art shoots down racism and violence to combat historical amnesia.

Ai Weiwei Puts You Under Surveillance at the Armory

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron stage engagement with omnipresent surveillance.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reminds Us How to Empathize

In a post-empathy world, Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum appeals to our humanity.

“Black Radical Women” Revolutionize Art at Brooklyn Museum

40 artists reveal the complexity, urgency and power of Black Radical Women.

Not Cool: Justin Guariglia Photographs Arctic Meltdown

Guariglia collaborates with NASA to change the course of climate change.
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