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Lezley Saar
Three series completed over the last five years put Lezley Saar's ability to convey human dignity and build visionary narratives on full display. More...


Gustave Baumann
Gustave Baumann settled in Taos after WWI. His woodblock prints were some of the best early depictions of the southwestern landscape. More...


“There is No Alas Where I Live”
The title of this show of nine contemporary Bay Area photographers, “There is No Alas Where I Live,” is taken from Theodore Roethke’s 1951 poem, “I Need, I Need”: “Whisper me over, / Why don’t you, begonia, / There’s no alas / Where I live.” More...


An Antidote for Our Woes
Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Rooms" are among the finest, and certainly most popular examples of the genre of interactive or immersive installation. In them you experience what it feels like to be at the core of infinity while seeing a latticework of lines moving in all directions. More...


Reversing the Gender Mirror
The reverberations of aesthetically driven feminism are apparent in the current discussion surrounding sexual harassment. More...


Polychromed
This time the Legion of Honor gets it right. "Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World" takes down a long misconstrued cultural myth. More...


What Museum-goers Really Want: Ice Cream
A new study of public cultural habits revealed that art has, for a majority of Americans, become just another form of entertainment. And nothing has recently personified this more horrifically than the trés popular Museum of Ice Cream. More...


“Annus Horribilis”
James Yood looks back as "a year of disaster or misfortune," the hopeful note for the art world being the current administration's indifference to it. A reproduction of Renoir's "Two Sisters" that Trump owns he refers to as an original serves as an apt metaphor. More...


Seattle’s Best of 2017
Matthew Kangas revisits Seattle's top exhibitions of 2017, and discovers a scene currently in a state of exceptional flux. More...


Refrigerated Art
Two installations, one by Mary Corse, another by Adrian Villar Rojas, employ refrigeration to interesting and divergent purpose. More than temperature, we get and enhanced sensory experience in Corse's "Cold Room"; and a vehicle for preservation of an epoch in Rojas' "Theater of disappearance. More...

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