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  ...

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  ...

The Surreal Calder

The 1998 blockbuster Calder retrospective drew nearly 300,000 visitors to Washington's National Gallery and drew huge crowds when it was installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art later that year. With some 250 works on display, the  ...

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh

The new de Young Museum's major opening exhibition is Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh, which attempts to dispel myths shrouding the legacy of an enigmatic ruler of ancient Egypt. It presents the changing perceptions of a queen who, while  ...

Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia and Deco

Taking its name from the reign of Emperor Taisho (1912-1926),the Taisho Era designates a brief but dynamic period of cultural change when Japan was becoming a modern, international presence. Some Japanese artists of the period experimented with Western aesthetics  ...