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Hunter and Gatherer

Bruce Helander | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 ...