Getting to Know "Pretty Baby"

So this has been quite a journey. When I began my duties as research assistant to the curatorial department this past summer...

Past the Mirror

In Michelangelo Pistoletto's "The Etruscan", a sculpture of a man from this advanced, yet ancient society reaches...

Drawing is Back!

There a new FOCUS show opening this weekend at the Modern; one that focuses on drawing, plain and simple. It is refreshing to see...

The elephant(s) in the room.

FOCUS: Chinatsu Ban opened last weekend, and I haven't stopped smiling. This is Chinatsu Ban's first solo museum exhibition, and if you have seen her work, then you'll probably understand the smiles. I have a hard time describing her work.

On Some Level We Are All the Sum of Our Parts

Tony Oursler is an intriguing, if not perplexing artist. His work is often difficult for the average person to embrace. I would bet...

Defining a space within

The small holes in the work "Green Piece", invite the viewer (outside) to interact with the inside...

Welcome Back, Kiefer

A few weeks ago, I stepped out of my office into the lobby and was pleasantly surprised to see something I hadn't...

Expanding the Limits of Photography: Sugimoto's Seascapes

What visual experience can humans today share with our ancient ancestors? Hiroshi Sugimoto, a contemporary Japanese photographer whose work...

Photography and Music: Closer than we Thought?

I recently read an article in "The New York Times" by Michael Kimmelman, entitled "Walker Evans. Or is it?" (subscription required) about a series of photographs...

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