Alex Katz Paints Ada

Alex Katz Paints Ada Jewish Museum New York website Ada and Alex (1980) Life is funny. We're in public even when we don't want to be, and someone's always watching. The process of being observed never ends, and artists who paint what they see  ...

Walker Evans

When this Walker Evans retrospective was at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the organizing institution for the exhibition), attendance records were broken. That's a testament both to the greatness of this photographer's work and to its accessibility. In a delightful essay about the exhibit in The New Yorker  ...

Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting an ambitious 25-year survey of the video art of Bill Viola. The retrospective exhibit includes fifteen of Viola’s creations, providing a powerful experience that will be completely new to most viewers. An entire floor of the museum has  ...

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

All photos taken for this article by the writer, geraldbecerra Ever since the Italian Renaissance, artists the world over have gone to Florence to admire its treasures and study the work of its masters. Within the walls of the Uffizi, you can view many of the masterpieces of  ...

The Book of Kells and the Long Room

Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university, established by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Its founding might be seen as an act of British social and religious colonialism since only Protestants were admitted for nearly three centuries. Today the majority of Trinity students are Catholics rather than Anglicans; the sun has  ...

Tom Friedman: A Survey of Recent Work

Gallery openings are, more often than not, events where social and imbibational interests tend to eclipse the ostensible purpose of unveiling a new exhibition. Seldom will you see a crowd so completely engaged in the art as it was at the Tom Friedman debut at the Yerba Buena Center  ...

Edward Steichen

Talk to most any professional photographer today and Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is acknowledged as an influence and respected for his pioneering work that helped establish the medium as fine art. He bucked conventional standards as he experimented with filters and manipulation of images, using techniques considered to be radical  ...

Gerardo Suter: Labyrinth of Memory

Gerardo Suter: Labyrinth of Memory, an exhibition of the work of one of Latin America's leading photographers, draws together pre-Columbian images, human figures and primal themes, providing a unique and thought provoking visual experience. The exhibition covers several periods of the artist’s work, grouped by theme and time.  ...

Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art

. Spirit Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Gantner Myer Collection Art lovers are familiar with the Paleolithic cave paintings of animals and hunters in Lascaux France, which are thought to have been created ten to fifteen thousand years ago. Even older, though not as widely known,  ...