- June 5, 2006
- Le Freak
The Metropolitan rediscovers Girodet—and Enlightenment France never looked so kinky.
- May 22, 2006
- Urbane Organic
A retrospective recalls the short, productive career of Eva Hesse, where Surrealism met Minimalism.
- April 24, 2006
- 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
- What Does Africa Look Like?
A new photography show at ICP reminds us to reexamine the clichés of the Western eye.
- April 3, 2006
- Puppy Love
It’s easy to dismiss William Wegman as “oh, that dog guy.” So why do we keep looking?
- March 27, 2006
- Radical Meek
Another Whitney Biennial that was supposed to break the mold turns into a solid, stolid survey.
- March 13, 2006
- No Surrender
As old age consumed Goya, his art grew purer and ever more closely observed.
- March 6, 2006
- Silent Scream
A retrospective at MoMA proves that Edvard Munch was more about muffling emotion than about letting loose.
- February 13, 2006
- Mr. Smith Goes to New York
The Guggenheim figures out how to evoke the graceful sculptural groupings that David Smith favored.
- November 12, 2007
- An Explosion of Color, in Black and White
Kara Walker’s silhouettes don’t just broach America’s touchiest subject—they detonate it.