The Graphic Works of Ed Ruscha

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, a lively component of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has scored a coup with a major acquisition: the complete (now and future) graphic archive of American artist Ed Ruscha (say Rew-Shay).  ...

Hiroshi Sugimoto – Portraits

The initial impact of Hiroshi Sugimoto's exhibition of a dozen black-and-white "portraits" at San Francisco's Fraenkel Gallery derives from sheer size (the photographs are uniformly about five by four feet) and from dramatic lighting--his figures are posed under strong  ...

Musee Jacquemart-Andre – Paris

Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Virgin Mary and Child with John the Baptist, Angels and The Holy Father 15the century photo credit: Jacquemart-Andre Collection When the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay are on strike or closed for a  ...

American Folk Art Museum – New York

American Anthem: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum Completed in 2001, the current home of the American Folk Art Museum, by  ...

Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice

Should you choose to approach Venice’s Collezione Peggy Guggenheim by gondola—the Peggy Guggenheim museum, is located, like so much else in Venice, on the Grand Canal—the first work of art you would see would be Marino Marini’s 1948 sculpture,  ...

Judith Rothschild

Although her paintings are in the collections of many of the world's leading art museums, Judith Rothschild's is not exactly a household name. In part this might be attributed to the pervasive cultural slight long the bane of women artists,  ...

Vidya Gastaldon

At the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art through March 10, 2007 is a solo exhibition of works by Vidya Gastaldon, entitled, “Stop Believing, Start Knowing.” The title alludes to something one discovers on the journey through her world, that there  ...

The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Basilica of St. Francis has stood for over 750 years in Assisi, a beacon attracting pilgrims, both secular and ecclesiastical, impoverished and of royal heritage. All journey here to revere a man said to disdain wealth in all  ...

Impressionists in Winter

Six artists respond to snow. Three use snow as a constant reference in their paintings: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley. Three paint with occasional deference to the surprise of winter color: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Caillebotte and  ...

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  ...