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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."



Installation view of Making The Met, 1870–2020, on view August 29, 2020–January 3, 2021 at The Met. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Introductory gallery--Kouros by  Isamu Noguchi, center.

Well, and so The Metropolitan Museum of Art has finally reopened, after being closed for five months because of the pandemic and leaving  a gaping hole in the city's body esthetic. I attended the media preview re-opening the museum on August 26, and sashayed through the biggest of its new shows, "Making the Met: 1870-2020" (through January 3).  How nice it was to be back!   Read More 

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