Matisse, Painter As Sculptor

Matisse, Painter As Sculptor San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 6/9-9/16, 2007 http://www.sfmoma.org/ Baltimore Museum of Art 10/28/07-2/3/08 http://www.bma.org . First Image-Henri Matisse, Reclining Nude I (Aurora),1907; bronze; 13 9/16 x 19 5/8 x 11 in.;  ...

After Nature: New Museum, New York. Art Review

New Museum, NYC http://newmuseum.org/ Reprinted from CV writer Susan Yung’s blog for WNET PBS New York http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/arts/after-nature Walking over to the shimmering New Museum to see the exhibition After Nature, I stepped over a dead baby bird  ...

Richard Serra Sculpture Review

As someone old enough to have been aware of Richard Serra's career for most of the forty years this show purports to survey, I'll admit that my respect for his work has fluctuated from time to time. At this moment  ...

Chihuly at the DeYoung

  Dale Chihuly has a huge international fan club that appreciates his unique striking glass works. To many outside the United States, Chihuly is considered the most famous living American artist of any genre. Yet, as an artist, Chihuly prompts  ...

Women Impressionists

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor June 21–September 21, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=794 San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. Even before I saw this remarkable exhibit, I decided that I would begin this review with a question:  ...

Monet in Normandy

Monet's early painting, Garden at Sainte-Adresse, has been so often reproduced that it is familiar to most anyone with even a fleeting interest in art. But, as is invariably the case, reproductions can only hint at the sensual and  ...

Glass: Material Matters

Glass: Material Matters is the first exhibition of contemporary glass art ever organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. According to the foreword in the exhibition catalog by Bruce Robertson, deputy director of art programs, this is  ...