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July 19, 1999
Photo Opportunism

A provocative Museum of Modern Art show examines how, for better or worse, photography changed the face of fame.

June 21, 1999
Spice Girls

In their Chelsea gallery shows, Tracey Moffatt and Cindy Sherman bring new life to an old subject, as each creates a theater of the perverse.

June 7, 1999
Dream Weaver

The overripe imagination of Gustave Moreau, who turned his back on the prevailing tastes of nineteenth-century Paris -- and on reality itself.

May 31, 1999
A Healer's Art

At the Met's exhibition of an eccentric physician's hoard of paintings, more veneration of Saints Vincent (Van Gogh) and Paul (Cezanne).

May 31, 1999
"Exploring Late Turner"
May 3, 1999
The March of Time

An exuberant show at the Whitney captures Henry Luce's notion of the American Century -- but has precious little to say about art.

April 26, 1999
Greeks Bearing Gifts

The Met finally gives the best collection of ancient Greek art in the Western Hemisphere -- that is, its own -- the setting it deserves.

April 12, 1999
Brave New Welt

Amid the cultural wreckage of postwar Germany, all ties to tradition severed, Sigmar Polke created visionary art that didn't look like "art."

April 5, 1999
Masterpiece Theater

In MoMA's "Museum As Muse" show, artists cast a critical eye at the way museums go about the very act of presenting art.

March 29, 1999
Getting Medieval

Two shows at the Met bring "permanent" collections of art from the Middle Ages (one the museum's own, the other on loan from Assisi) back to new, vivid life.

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