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Leonardo da Vinci: After 500 Years, Still a Man in Full

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For the quincentenary of his 1519 death, a dazzling display of exhibitions and new books honor the master's capacious vision.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

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The artist takes over a lavish Chicago mansion, for a contemporary twist on Gilded Age excess.

Nari Ward Uses Found Materials to Ground His Work in Community

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The Harlem artist transforms items from his local community into profound and evocative artworks that keep their origins visible.

Bringing Home the World: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

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Gorgeous, detailed daguerreotypes of Mediterranean architecture from a previously unknown pioneer of early photography.

Jack Whitten’s Sculptures Are a Revelation

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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

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Recentering an intrepid Impressionist as equal to Monet and Renoir.

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

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

Sculptor Ruth Asawa Wires the World

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

Masculinity, Identity and My Grandfather’s Rough Hands

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"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

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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

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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

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

Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

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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

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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

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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

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No, we're not all brooding eccentrics.

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

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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

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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

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

Sanford Biggers Sculptures Evoke Violent History

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Sanford Biggers' art shoots down racism and violence to combat historical amnesia.
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Which President Ignored Bounties on Our Murdered Soldiers?

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Either the ignoramus president was told the intelligence and did nothing about it or no one on his staff told him. Which sounds worse?