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

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

Notes on ‘Notes on Camp’

High, low, Beau and no: more thoughts on the Met gala's camp-y hits and misses.

Latinx Artists Probe Sci-Fi in ‘Mundos Alternos’

Artists from across the Americas playfully show that science fiction has always been a metaphor for addressing complex political and social realities.

Gainsborough Family Album: A New Look at an Old Master

At Princeton, new insights into subtly political portraits of Gainsborough family members.

Two Cities Getting Arts and Culture Right: Kansas City

This red-state city in the heartland offers best practices and innovation in arts and culture.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

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

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

Is our collective conscience bothered before we accept the gift or after the public outcry?

Nari Ward Uses Found Materials to Ground His Work in Community

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

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

Bringing Home the World: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

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

Now On Deck: The Jackie Robinson Museum

Illuminating the life and character of a legend who opened many doors for people of color.

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.

We Need a Little Yiddish, Right This Very Minute

As a smash hit, all-Yiddish "Fiddler" preps to move Off-Broadway, the American theater's most unlikely CEO seizes a new tradition.

Impressionist Berthe Morisot Finally Gets Her Day

Recentering an intrepid Impressionist as equal to Monet and Renoir.

Offbeat ‘Orphan’ Films Flicker Across NYC Cinemas

Preservationists, archivists, curators, scholars and collectors celebrate the unclaimed and the curious.

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.

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."

3D-Printed Guns: The World’s Most Dangerous Art?

This is an art controversy -- and the stakes couldn't be higher.

Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So

Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)

At the Morgan, Medieval Monsters Instruct and Entertain

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

What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...

In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...
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