Thoughts and discussions on exhibitions and the permanent collection.

Ellsworth Kelly's "Red, Dark Blue, Dark Green" (Part 1)

It seems like the art of Ellsworth Kelly is everywhere, particularly around the Metroplex...

Rothko's "Light Cloud, Dark Cloud" : Consolation in the Heat of Summer

Texas summers make me miss spring. The short glimmer of cool weather we have in north Texas...

Sun-Gods, Pyramids, and Kiefer's "Golden Bull"

Perhaps, while slaving through your liberal arts education (or simply perusing public television), you wandered into the world of mythology...

Ben Jones: Master of Mixed Media

In The Modern's latest FOCUS exhibition, Ben Jones takes the term "mixed media" as literally as possible...

Mixing Christ and Commercialism: Warhol's "Last Supper" (1986)

When wandering through Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, The Last Supper (1986) is undoubtedly one of the exhibition's standouts...

"More Matter, With Less Art" : Hamlet, Warhol, and Memento Mori

In celebration of William Shakespeare's birthday (and death-day) today, I have a confession to make: every time I walk by...

Icon and Image in Warhol's "The Last Supper (Christ 112 Times)"

The first time I encountered Andy Warhol's "The Last Supper (Christ 112 Times)" (1986), it was not in the galleries of The Modern. It wasn't even...

It's All In Your Head: Warhol's Rorschach Paintings

Now that "Andy Warhol: The Last Decade" has been at The Modern for a few weeks, I've had the opportunity to take several of my friends on tours through the galleries, where we...

Faded Celebrity: Warhol's "Mona Lisa" and "Marilyn (4)"

When you approach the entrance to Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, there's a painting at the top of the stairs where Andy's green fright wig self-portrait used to stand...

Focus: Gabriel Acevedo Velarde's "Cone Flow"

The most fascinating aspect of Gabriel Acevedo Velarde's "Cone Flow" exhibit is not, in my opinion, the art pieces themselves. It's a strange thing...

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