Thoughts and discussions on exhibitions and the permanent collection.

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings

In honor of Thanksgiving, David Bates’s "Thanksgiving Dinner" (1982) has been installed in the second floor galleries...

The Shadow and Eric Swenson's "Untitled" (2000)

One of my favorite holidays is fast approaching: Halloween. And while it's fun...

Unwinding With Hamish Fulton's "Rock Fall Echo Dust"

On August 15, the New York Times published an article documenting the journey of five scientists who left their electronically dependent lives...

"Night Sky #17" and the Perseid Meteor Shower

As summer comes to an end, I find myself thinking about some of the season's finer qualities. Despite the sometimes-oppressive heat...

The Passage of Time in Sugimoto's "Compton Drive In"

Tucked in the corner of one of the Modern's upstairs galleries is a medium-sized, black-and-white photograph by Hiroshi Sugimoto...

Attics, Religion, and Carl Jung in Anselm Kiefer's "Quaternity"

As a child, I was unnerved by our attic. Every Christmas, when my father climbed its ladder to retrieve a box of tinsel or lights...

"An Example of Free Thought" : Robert Motherwell and James Joyce

The first work of art that a visitor sees when walking into The Modern's downstairs galleries...

Artist Background: Ellsworth Kelly (Part 3)

I have often found that to gain a deeper understanding of a work of art, it helps to know its historical context...

Shape and Color in Ellsworth Kelly's "Red, Dark Blue, Dark Green" (Part 2)

In his book Color in Art, historian John Gage suggests that our taste for primary color in Modernist art began...

World Cup Edition: "Montana Xibalba: Translation" by Jess

The finals of the FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament were played in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday. Spain managed...

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