The Ultimate Vermeer Collection
A bravura show at the Rijksmuseum displays more of the Dutch Master’s work at once than he himself ever saw.
February 20, 2023
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’s Portraits of the South Bronx
“Swagger and Tenderness,” at the Bronx Museum, brings back the beauty of a struggling community.
December 26, 2022
Two Views of New York, from Edward Hopper and a Historic Black Gallery
Museum shows capture the great realist painter’s vision of the city and, at Just Above Midtown, the work of artists of color from the seventies and eighties.
October 24, 2022
The Polymorphous Genius of Wolfgang Tillmans
The German photographer, the subject of an immense, flabbergasting retrospective at MOMA, has redefined the terms of art photography.
October 3, 2022
When New York Ruled the World
A spectacular show of art and documentation at the Jewish Museum captures New York in 1962-64, an era of near-weekly advances in all of the arts.
August 1, 2022
Fault Lines in America and Ukraine
A clamorous retrospective of the painter Robert Colescott, and “Women at War,” a show of contemporary Ukrainian artists, unsettle and inspire.
July 18, 2022
A Frequently Misunderstood American Master
The Yanktonai Dakota painter Oscar Howe, who died in 1983, is the subject of a remarkable retrospective at the National Museum of the American Indian.
July 4, 2022
The Importance of Scale
Shows of twentieth-century American modernists, at the Whitney, and the contemporary artist Walter Price, at Greene Naftali, test an idea of what makes paintings work.
June 6, 2022
The Immersive Thrill of Matisse’s “The Red Studio”
In a show at MOMA on the artist’s 1911 painting, aesthetic bliss saturates the means, ends, and very soul of a style that was years ahead of its time.
May 9, 2022
Among the Goths, Proto-Goths, and Technical Metalheads at an H. R. Giger Show
A retrospective for the artist known for designing the creature in Ridley Scott’s “Alien” pairs a metal concert with tentacle-porn-adjacent works.
April 4, 2022