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The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Rome Journal: Saint Teresa, on Ecstasy

Francis Levy | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

One of the great Bernini sculptures "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa" appears in S. Maria Della Vittoria on the Via XX Septembre.

Rome Journal: Mi Ricordo Mamma Roma

Francis Levy | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Da Meo Patacca is set in the heart of Trastevere only a few steps away from Santa Cecilia where Stefano Maderno claimed to create his sculpture from the remains within the tomb of the famously tortured religious figure after which the church is named.

The Irony of Religious Celibacy

Peggy Payne | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Poet John Donne famously recognized the similarity of sexual and religious ecstasy. Born Catholic, he became an Anglican priest and the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as a poet both bawdy and religious.

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

Theophany: Kyle Staver's Greek Myth Paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

One solution is to paint the gods as mortals see them. How do mortals see them? Indistinctly and murkily, by moonlight, with the aspect of a rustle among the leaves or a burst of feathers. This is how Kyle Staver paints the myths.

A Feminist Treasure

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Craig K. Comstock

Travers, instead, envisions not the deification of women in a prehistoric civilization, but a social structure in which no one is made into a divinity.

Young Artists Look at Old Masters

Joan Sherman | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Joan Sherman

In the Thesis Exhibit of the MFA program at Columbia, I saw diverse responses to the world we live in, all firmly rooted in the present. Yet, in many installations, I could see a connection to a distant past -- to Old Master art.