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Van Dyck or Bust

Francis Levy | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Anthony van Dyke was a 17th century portrait painter whose chief claim to fame may have been the fact that his oeuvre was overshadowed by the likes of...

Art to Spark Communication

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Inga Krymskaya Nowadays communication has been entirely appropriated by the digital world. We have the tendency to conceive or identify everyth...

Why Do the English Insist on Showing Rubens If They Dislike Him So Much?

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

The Royal Academy's Rubens and His Legacy raises more questions than answers and make me wonder why the English find it so difficult to understand or even tolerate him. The clearest example of this confusion comes from the exhibition's fiercest critic, The Guardian's Jonathan Jones.

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

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.

Daniel Maidman and Noah Becker in Conversation: Next Topic

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Noah Becker and Daniel Maidman both make figurative paintings and write about art. Their ongoing conversation, conducted by email, illustrates two people with profoundly different outlooks on their many points of commonality working towards a shared vocabulary for talking about art.

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

Beyond the White Cube: Time Traveling with Artist Frohawk Two Feathers

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

Born Umar Rashid in Chicago in 1976, he one day began looking into his own heritage and was disappointed at the meager information he uncovered. So, he started inventing his own ancestry.

Guess The Artist

Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

The vanitas painting below was created by this Dutch Golden Age artist. Guess the answer in the poll below and come back tomorrow for the reveal as we...

Lessons for the President on the Art of Diplomacy

Mark Lamster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Lamster

The painter Peter Paul Rubens has a good deal in common with Barack Obama, and the Old Master's life offers lessons that the president might well find instructive.