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December 2014/January 2015
The Startlingly Original Egon Schiele
In his short life, Expressionist painter Egon Schiele’s work evolved from traditional to controversial and finally more acceptable.
Two Marginalized Artists in Dialogue
Pairing work by “outsider” Abstract Expressionists, one a woman, the other black, reveals how powerful their paintings were...
Toulouse-Lautrec at MoMA
The lively Museum of Modern Art Toulouse-Lautrec show made me feel i had walked into fin-de-siècle Paris.
Checking Out This Fall's Art Offerings
Check out Laturec and Matisse at MoMA (free for Juilliard students!), El Greco at the Frick and the...
Paradoxes of Futurism Revealed at Guggenheim
An exhibit on Futurism at the Guggenheim begins with great excitement and then becomes blander...
Marville: Old and New Paris at the Met
Charles Marville allows the viewer to regret the loss of old Paris while still welcoming the innovations.
Women’s History Month Art
To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Journal is featuring shows by women artists at museums and galleries around...
The Armory Show 100 Years Later
The New-York Historical Society celebrates a milestone with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.
December 2013/January 2014
A Darker Side of Marc Chagall
We are accustomed to seeing the joyous Chagall, but few are aware of his artistic responses to suffering...
Asia Society’s Iran Modern Show Provokes Questions
The Asia Soceity’s Iran Modern show illustrates how Iranian artists integrated Persian miniatures, Pre-Islam imagery, imagination, ingenuity, and...
The Met's Julia Margaret Cameron
The Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit at the Met Museum evokes a world abundant in Romantic poetry, high drama,...
Vacation Highlights From All Over Europe
I’m writing about my visits to European art museums, cathedrals, and palaces this summer...
Storied W.P.A. Murals Returned to Prominence
Harlem Hospital has re-restored its Works Progress Administration murals and administrators say they’ll soon be open to the...
Discovering the Folk Art Museum
The superb American Folk Art Museum’s exhibition on enigmatic 19th-century painter William Matthew Prior has garnered much praise.
A Who’s Who of Early Abstraction at MoMA
MoMA’s current show “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925” is almost tailor-made for Juilliard performers and composers, as well as those...
African Art and Modernism at the Met
Everyone with the slightest interest in modern art knows how powerfully African art impacted Picasso, Braque, Brancusi, Modigliani,...
December 2012/January 2013
Blindness Is Another Way of Seeing
At a conference sponsored by the organization Art Beyond Sight and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the writer...
Seeing China’s Buddhist Cave Sculpture in Context
Paradoxically, the current exhibition of sixth-century Chinese Buddhist cave sculpture at the N.Y.U. Institute for the Study of...
Revisiting the Rinpa Aesthetic at the Met
“Designing Nature: the Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art,” a quirky, ultimately triumphant show, is at the Met Museum.
The Jewish Museum Takes a Look at Edouard Vuillard Paintings
Naoto Nakagawa: Art as Hope After a Disaster
The Dutch and the Art of Close Observation
Beauty and Truth in Renaissance Portraiture
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Current Issue: December-January 2014
Brown, Roach, Blakey
By K. Leander Williams
Triptych Inspires Compositions
Captured in Song
By Joshua Simka
Class Notes for December 2014-January 2015
The Young Alum Who Made Good
The Alessis and the Met: A Family Affair
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South Africa Concert Article Fosters Debate
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