I’ve long heard how admirable is the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Its many admirers rave about the impressionists in its permanent collection, but I have also heard much praise for those special exhibitions held in summer. Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
February 1, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has two truly rewarding boutique shows. One is “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” (through March 30) and the other is “Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works” (through April 27). Piero is the greater artist; Canova’s exhibition is the more comprehensive display of his art. Read More
February 12, 2013
At The Frick Collection is a perfect gem of a show—on the main floor, in the Oval Gallery. The show has only seven paintings and only three of any size at all-- but in terms of their impact and inner largeness, all are giants. There is also the theoretical reconstruction of Read More