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Art Reviews Archive

March 27, 2000
The Revision Thing

With "Making Choices," the Museum of Modern Art continues to rethink and rearrange its collection, and the results are eye-opening.

March 20, 2000
Saints Elsewhere

The flowing lines and sweeping shapes of a little-known medieval sculptor are enough to tarnish Rodin's reputation.

March 13, 2000
21st-Century Express

Trainloads of New Yorkers head to Long Island City for a new show surveying the year-2000 state of local art -- but where's the painting?

February 28, 2000
Tomb It May Concern

Because the ancients painted on wood, some of their most glorious art is dust; all the more reason to treasure the "mummy portraits" at the Met.

February 21, 2000
Surfing the Guggenheim

Nam June Paik has spent his career thinking inside the box -- the TV -- and his retrospective is broadband, with hundreds of fascinating channels.

February 7, 2000
This American Life

Walker Evans's photographs, on exhibit at the Met, transcend all the platitudes -- providing a portrait of the American soul.

January 24, 2000
Scars and Stripes

Two shows at the Museum of Natural History look at people who decorate their bodies and at butterflies, who have no choice in the matter.

December 13, 1999
Thomas Schütte
December 13, 1999
Fresh Meat

The paintings of Jenny Saville, the latest prodigy from the Freud-Bacon school of British fleshmongers, amount to a kind of anti-advertising.

December 6, 1999
Visionary Positions

Artists once dreamed about the future; now they just worry about Y2K like the rest of us. Here, three shows look to the past for a vision of a brave new world.

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