“Do you read German?” The question was asked as my folks and I, a few weeks ago, were poking around a new shop near their home in the Hudson valley called Quittner Antiques. It almost startled me.
When the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944, a few days shy of her eighty-second birthday, she left more than twelve hundred paintings and drawings, along with some 124 notebooks, sketch pads, and book manuscripts containing approximately twenty-six thousand pages of written notes and reflections.
Vestiges & Verse at the American Folk Art Museum
The Whitney Museum reappraises the career of Grant Wood
How a prolific, polymathic artist and designer joined an eye for the sleek with a taste for the pastoral
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is a far more ambitious production than its title would ever suggest.
The fifth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
AFAM’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery opened on September 26 in LIC with an exhibition of some fifty-five works culled from the museum’s huge Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum exhibition that toured the country, appearing in seven venues over three-and-a-half years.
The Jewish Museum explores Modigliani’s lonely sense of self
The fourth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.