Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

A VALENTINE BOUQUET

February 14, 2011

Tags: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, Roman mosaic, Helen Frankenthaler


THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Isn't staging any major exhibitions in its principal special exhibitions areas at the moment. This makes for a pleasantly uncrowded museum. Readers who still enjoy contemplating the permanent collection and/or lunching with a friend in its spacious cafeteria can also take pleasure in two smaller shows (more…)

AROUND & ABOUT

November 26, 2010

Tags: Francine Tint, Gregory Coates, Hofmann, Arthur Simms, E. Peter Schroeder, Stieglitz, Miró, Harry Houdini, Thomas Nozkowski, John Baldessari

A number of shows that I’ve seen in the past month merit attention, mostly because of their quality (though sometimes for other reasons).

At the top of this list is “Divine Influence: Past and Present” at Wilmer Jennings (through December 31). Billed as “contemporary abstract art and items from the Merton D. Simpson (more…)