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  ...

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  ...

Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland

Ginevra de' Benci, Lisa Giocondo, and Cecilia Gallerani are all major stars: they are the subjects of the three extant portraits of women by Leonardo da Vinci. All three women, needless to say, were from the upper classes--who else  ...

Alexander Calder (1897-1976)

It seems that in most every major city one visits there is a Calder stabile on display in a park or a plaza. Every self-respecting art museum with any pretension to covering 20th century art has Calder pieces in  ...

Jackson Pollock

"Jackson broke the ice", said Willem de Kooning, about rival Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. The Museum of Modern Art has mounted the first United States retrospective of Pollock's work in thirty years, an almost exhaustive review 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  ...