- April 24, 2006 | The Art Review
- Race and Gender on Fifth Avenue
Two shows—one of ancient art, one contemporary—prove that the Met knows its way around modern obsessions.
- April 10, 2006 | Feature
- MoMA in Middle Age
Critical opinion has jelled: The new Modern is too safe. Can it become more than just a museum again? Should it?
- April 10, 2006 | The Art Review
- What Does Africa Look Like?
A new photography show at ICP reminds us to reexamine the clichés of the Western eye.
- April 3, 2006 | The Art Review
- Puppy Love
It’s easy to dismiss William Wegman as “oh, that dog guy.” So why do we keep looking?
- March 27, 2006 | The Art Review
- Radical Meek
Another Whitney Biennial that was supposed to break the mold turns into a solid, stolid survey.
- March 6, 2006 | The Art Review
- Silent Scream
A retrospective at MoMA proves that Edvard Munch was more about muffling emotion than about letting loose.
- February 27, 2006 | Feature
- The Biennial Question
Every two years comes the critical sniping: “deplorable,” “childish,” “occasionally repulsive.” Have the curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial finally figured out how to make the show matter?
- February 20, 2006
- Moral Minority
Why is the art world so drawn to William Kentridge? Because he’s the rarest of political artists: a subtle, funny one.
- February 13, 2006 | The Art Review
- Mr. Smith Goes to New York
The Guggenheim figures out how to evoke the graceful sculptural groupings that David Smith favored.
- December 26, 2005 | Art Review
- Collage Education
Rauschenberg’s Combines, now at the Met, are rich and dense in a way that has to be seen to be believed.