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BWW Reviews: Life into Art into Thought in ON KAWARA at the Guggenheim BWW Reviews: Life into Art into Thought in ON KAWARA at the Guggenheim
by Patrick Kennedy - March 16, 2015

The Guggenheim Museum's major spring showcase focuses on the elusive yet imposing accomplishments of conceptual artist On Kawara.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Photography at Peak Innovation with the THOMAS WALTHER COLLECTION BWW Reviews: Photography at Peak Innovation with the THOMAS WALTHER COLLECTION
by Patrick Kennedy - March 05, 2015

With its new survey of early 20th-century photographs, the Museum of Modern Art stages an exhibition of unparalleled rigor and intelligence.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Imagining the Cities of Tomorrow in MoMA's UNEVEN GROWTH BWW Reviews: Imagining the Cities of Tomorrow in MoMA's UNEVEN GROWTH
by Patrick Kennedy - February 09, 2015

A new Museum of Modern Art exhibition proposes ground-level solutions to the challenges faced by six fast-growing cities.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Surveying Painting's Domain with THE FOREVER NOW at MoMA BWW Reviews: Surveying Painting's Domain with THE FOREVER NOW at MoMA
by Patrick Kennedy - January 26, 2015

In THE FOREVER NOW, seventeen contemporary paintings stir up mixed feelings--and drum up big questions about the state of contemporary art.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The First Lady of Modern Art, MADAME CEZANNE at the Metropolitan Museum BWW Reviews: The First Lady of Modern Art, MADAME CEZANNE at the Metropolitan Museum
by Patrick Kennedy - January 16, 2015

A new exhibition examines the life and image Hortense Fiquet--Paul C├ęzanne's mistress, wife, and most famous portrait subject.... (more...)
Exhibitions of the Week: Pace Gallery on Painting with David Hockney and Richard Pousette-Dart Exhibitions of the Week: Pace Gallery on Painting with David Hockney and Richard Pousette-Dart
by Patrick Kennedy - January 06, 2015

Two new shows transform Pace Gallery's 25th Street location into a master class in painting.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Life Domesticated, Art Emboldened in PICASSO & JACQUELINE: THE EVOLUTION OF STYLE BWW Reviews: Life Domesticated, Art Emboldened in PICASSO & JACQUELINE: THE EVOLUTION OF STYLE
by Patrick Kennedy - December 23, 2014

A massive new retrospective at Pace Gallery places Picasso's late work in the context of his final, most enduring romance.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Crash Courses in Artistic Greatness from ART IN TIME and THE 21ST-CENTURY ART BOOK BWW Reviews: Crash Courses in Artistic Greatness from ART IN TIME and THE 21ST-CENTURY ART BOOK
by Patrick Kennedy - December 18, 2014

Two new books offer essential additions to any art lover's personal collection.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nola Project's TWELFTH NIGHT is a Work of Art at NOMA BWW Reviews: Nola Project's TWELFTH NIGHT is a Work of Art at NOMA
by Tara Bennett - December 11, 2014

If you're wondering whether you should go see the NOLA Project's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), I'll make it easy for you: go see Twelfth Night. It's the perfect escape during the holidays if sugarplum faeries and Christmas ghosts are not your thin... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Reconstructing a Revolution with CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION BWW Reviews: Reconstructing a Revolution with CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION
by Patrick Kennedy - December 09, 2014

A major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art captures the spirit of innovation that Cubism brought to painting and sculpture.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Final Frontier for Art in ZERO: COUNTDOWN TO TOMORROW BWW Reviews: A Final Frontier for Art in ZERO: COUNTDOWN TO TOMORROW
by Patrick Kennedy - December 05, 2014

With its major fall exhibition, the Guggenheim traces the development and accomplishments of an international network of artists.... (more...)
Exhibitions of the Week: Nam June Paik at the Asian Society, Sturtevant at MoMA Exhibitions of the Week: Nam June Paik at the Asian Society, Sturtevant at MoMA
by Patrick Kennedy - December 01, 2014

Two solo exhibitions focus on media-bending, mind-bending artists from the very recent past.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Shapes, the Colors, the Triumph of HENRI MATISSE: THE CUT-OUTS BWW Reviews: The Shapes, the Colors, the Triumph of HENRI MATISSE: THE CUT-OUTS
by Patrick Kennedy - November 20, 2014

A new exhibition at MoMA reaffirms Henri Matisse's status as one of the most vital artists of the 20th century.... (more...)
Exhibitions of the Week with V.S. Gaitonde at the Guggenheim, Chris Ofili at the New Museum Exhibitions of the Week with V.S. Gaitonde at the Guggenheim, Chris Ofili at the New Museum
by Patrick Kennedy - November 17, 2014

Two painters with international inspirations deliver tour-de-force showcases.... (more...)
Exhibitions of the Week: BEAUTY IS POWER at the Jewish Museum, DANCE & FASHION at the Fashion Institute Museum Exhibitions of the Week: BEAUTY IS POWER at the Jewish Museum, DANCE & FASHION at the Fashion Institute Museum
by Patrick Kennedy - November 12, 2014

New exhibitions adapt ballet and biography to unique museum formats.... (more...)
BWW Review: Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into ROBERT GOBER: THE HEART IS NOT A METAPHOR at the MoMA BWW Review: Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into ROBERT GOBER: THE HEART IS NOT A METAPHOR at the MoMA
by Patrick Kennedy - November 07, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art devotes its galleries to Gober's objects and installations--works that speak to the crises of our time.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Arts Criticism at Its Most Bracing in ART IN AMERICA 1945-1970 BWW Reviews: Arts Criticism at Its Most Bracing in ART IN AMERICA 1945-1970
by Patrick Kennedy - November 06, 2014

An essential new anthology from the Library of America charts the glory days of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism--a time of almost-unmatched vitality in art writing.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Rough Magic of EGON SCHIELE: PORTRAITS BWW Reviews: The Rough Magic of EGON SCHIELE: PORTRAITS
by Patrick Kennedy - October 31, 2014

In its major autumn exhibition, the Neue Galerie delves into one of the most outlandish and most outstanding artists to emerge in early 20th century Vienna.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Exhibitions of the Week with Oleg Vassiliev at the Zimmerli, David Hockney at Pace BWW Reviews: Exhibitions of the Week with Oleg Vassiliev at the Zimmerli, David Hockney at Pace
by Patrick Kennedy - October 28, 2014

Two masters of representational art are treated to one-man retrospectives.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Visual Splendor of FROM THE MARGINS: LEE KRASNER / NORMAN LEWIS BWW Reviews: The Visual Splendor of FROM THE MARGINS: LEE KRASNER / NORMAN LEWIS
by Patrick Kennedy - October 17, 2014

Focusing on two artists from the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, the Jewish Museum has put together an exhibition abounding in formal delights, and informed by curatorial tact.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Metropolitan Museum Offers Riches and Reflection with ASSYRIA TO IBERIA BWW Reviews: Metropolitan Museum Offers Riches and Reflection with ASSYRIA TO IBERIA
by Patrick Kennedy - October 15, 2014

A display of culture from the first millennium B.C.E., the Met's major fall showcase finds the museum doing everything it does best.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Close Quarters with Renaissance Portraiture in MEN IN ARMOR: EL GRECO AND PULZONE BWW Reviews: Close Quarters with Renaissance Portraiture in MEN IN ARMOR: EL GRECO AND PULZONE
by Patrick Kennedy - October 08, 2014

In its most recent exhibition, the Frick Collection pairs off military portraits by two very different sixteenth-century masters.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Photographic Immersion at CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESS BWW Reviews: Photographic Immersion at CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESS
by Patrick Kennedy - September 29, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art offers a brainy, beautiful retrospective of photographer Christopher Williams--with a lot of high-concept guidance from Williams himself.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Fashion Institute Chronicles Women's Attire with EXPOSED: A HISTORY OF LINGERIE BWW Reviews: Fashion Institute Chronicles Women's Attire with EXPOSED: A HISTORY OF LINGERIE
by Patrick Kennedy - September 22, 2014

With its fall exhibition, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology links the evolution of high-end lingerie styles to changes in aesthetics and society.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: OCCUPANT - The True or False History of Sculptor, Louise Nevelson at Cesear's Forum BWW Reviews: OCCUPANT - The True or False History of Sculptor, Louise Nevelson at Cesear's Forum
by Roy Berko - September 22, 2014

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