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Live from the Nantucket Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.

Hunter and Gatherer

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

I'm not sure that anyone really knows exactly when the habit of collecting was initiated, but I suspect that early humankind was at least near the front of the line to claim bragging rights.

Venice, in Prose and Photographs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation.

A.O. Scott's "The Squeeze on the Middlebrow"

Francis Levy | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times Arts and Leisure piece, "The Squeeze on the Middle Brow" (NYT, 8/1/14). A.O. Scott takes aim at both Virginia Woolf and Dwight Macd...

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Jackson Pollock's 'Mural': Masterpiece or Macho Outburst?

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty Museum, which, until June 1, is showcasing abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's pivotal, 8-foot-high and 20-foot-wide "Mural," commissioned in 1943 by the collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim for her New York home.

Up Close and Personal

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's near impossible to stand in front of Jackson Pollock's Mural and not think about this All-American genius, about his tumultuous life, and the l...

Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

Joel Garten | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".

On the Loss of a Friend

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I met Jonieke in 1989. We were interns at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. Jonieke and I belonged to a group of 20-somethings who assembled on that magical group of islands in a museum that had been the home and private collection of an eccentric heiress.

Stage Door: Knickerbocker, Woman Before A Glass

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The production is an intimate work, resting on 40-year-old Jerry's impending fatherhood. Sherman, who has long traced his own emotional travails, starting with the heartfelt Women and Wallace in 1990, keeps the tone light here.

PHOTOS: What A 1940s Modern Art Party Looks Like

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for photos* Last night at a private townhouse in Greenwich Village, cultural events organization The Society hosted a party celebratin...

New York Fashion Week: Milly Spring 2011 Inspired by Peggy Guggenheim

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

Pictured: Scenes from Milly's Spring 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week. (photo ©PatrickMcMullan) Designer Michelle Smith sent her Sprin...

Dancing Across Borders

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bettina Korek

Dancing Across Borders, Anne Bass's new documentary, describes how a dance patron and philanthropist changed the life of a Cambodian boy she brought to study ballet in New York.

Did Jackson Pollock Secretly Write His Name In His Mural?

artnewsonline.com | Kate Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Among the reasons that people continue to be fascinated by Jackson Pollock's paintings is their Rorschach quality. Viewers have perceived many things ...