“Beauty and the Bologna: the 2017 Whitney Biennial” Interview with the curators Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks by David Ebony

David Ebony– This year’s Whitney Biennial, on view through June 11, is an extraordinary exhibition for a number of reasons. Widely regarded as the premier museum survey of contemporary art in the U.S., the Biennial, now in its 78th incarnation, is the first to take place in the Whitney’s new

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William H. Gerdts on Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting

As many who are attentive to art world goings-on are aware, collectors Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs recently promised to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a trove of spectacular still lifes by American artists; the works span the years from 1817 to 2012.  A book on the collection, Two Centuries

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An interview with Dana Miller, curator of Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Ivy Sanders Schneider– Carmen Herrera, who will celebrate her 102nd birthday this year, is finally a household name. Born in Havana, Cuba, Herrera has lived and worked in New York for over sixty years, but sold her first piece of art in 2002. She had her first major retrospective last

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On His Way to The Met: Max Beckmann in New York with Sabine Rewald

From our colleagues at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, here’s a great interview between Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant in the Met’s editorial department, and Sabine Rewald, curator of the exhibition Max Beckmann in New York, which you can still see until February 20th, 2017. New York energized the German

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James S. Ackerman: Origins, Invention, Revision

On the last day of 2016, we lost one of the world’s foremost architectural historians when James Sloss Ackerman died at age 97.  Ackerman was a consummate, and widely esteemed, academic, whose rigorous method set architecture in the broader contexts of cultural and intellectual history. He was  a Fellow of

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Real and Magical—diane arbus: in the beginning with Jeff L. Rosenheim and Karan Rinaldo

Rachel High– Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the 20th century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. diane arbus: in the beginning is the definitive study

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Podcast: Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco

Stanford University professor emeritus Paul V. Turner, author of the new book Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco, shares marvelous stories from his years of research into Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in the San Francisco Bay Area, including built and unbuilt projects. Audio below, or listen in iTunes. Further reading:

Expressive Women: Interview with Gwen F. Chanzit by David Ebony

David Ebony— When first published in an ArtNews article in 1971, the provocative question proposed by critic and art historian Linda Nochlin, “Why have there been no great women artists?” had the effect of a bombshell. Everyone in the art world realized there was a helluva lot of work to

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Sneak peek: On becoming an art collector, from an interview with Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

For more than 30 years, Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner have devoted themselves to contemporary art, and through their passion and acumen have assembled an extraordinary collection. This fall, the Whitney Museum of American Art is publishing a handsome, illustrated volume that is the first to document the collection

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A Conversation with James West Davidson

Throughout the week, we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Little History series. We’re kicking things off with the latest book, A Little History of the United States, which comes out tomorrow. The author, James West Davidson, sat down with us to preview his take on American history. Yale University

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