“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings is a book ready for heirloom status. From prehistory to contemporary art, the book provides an encyclopedic array of art, from the famous to the anonymous. The wealth contained therein—visual and textual—is priceless.” Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings by Kathryn Calley Galitz @ nyjb
I like big books and I cannot lie … Continue reading Doorstopper Week!
“The Prado Masterpieces is an incredible book, marrying visual splendor with academic insight.” Continue reading The Prado: Masterpieces, by the Museo Nacional de Prado @ NYJB
The Directors’ Preface announces that “This exhibition is the first retrospective on Chase in thirty years.” Continue reading William Merritt Chase: An American Master, by Elsa Smithgall et al. @ NYJB
After an overlong hiatus, “The Art of Reviewing” returns with a profile of Roland Barthes, exploring his the French semiotician and literary critic expanded the subject matter for reviewers, his influence of pop culture studies, and his usefulness in curatorial practice. Continue reading The Art of Reviewing: Roland Barthes