- Apr 22, 2022
The Chemistry Experiment
“The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahumanarchitecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.”...
- Nov 22, 2019
Seed corn must not be ground
Käthe Kollowitz used her fierce talent to tell the truth about the moral tragedies of her time and place—about the terrible price we pay for
- Jun 14, 2019
Making peace with art
My family had a picnic on a recent weekend, celebrating my dad’s 91st birthday. We passed around some photos of his time in Japan after...
- May 9, 2019
To name a few
I'm one of those people who always reads the labels in art museums. And some art has become memorable , first for the experience of...
- Apr 14, 2019
Not your mama’s Dada
Question: is all art inherently political? Here’s one way to think about contemporary art: it’s an expression of how artists interact...
- Feb 5, 2019
Peace de résistance
Symbols are powerful because they’re a shortcut to the brain, to the soul. Few are as powerfully evocative in the modern western world than