Just when I get so irked by how The Metropolitan Museum of Art is attempting to modernize – or rather, post-modernize—itself that I feel like throwing something at it, along comes the holiday season. Up goes that stupendous 20-foot blue spruce in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, with its collection of 18th century Neapolitan angels Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
September 1, 2012
In June, I was up in Connecticut, and had a delicious scone with Stacie Weiner, friend & subscriber to the print edition of FMD. She asked what big shows would be coming to New York in the autumn, so here is the beginning of a list. It’s primarily of museums, as they announce their plans earlier and in more detail, but at the end are four galleries Read More