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The Rauschenberg Effect
Robert Rauschenberg's legion of young acolytes have been popping up steadily for years--decades really--and show no signs of abating. More...


Origin Story
Richard Speer developed an adolescent obsession with the European Baroque. Then in college he discovered the necromancy of Mondrian. More...


Deadness, Beauty, the Deep Past
The upcoming generation of art fans show skepticism for the art historical canon that is both exasperating and refreshing. More...


Democracy's Trial
DeWitt Cheng finds reflection on the death of the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates offers important lessons for today's artists. More...


Art for the Homeless
David Rubin's reflects on how a wide range of artists and art organizations have brought art to bear in helping address the major social ill of homelessness. More...


Danaë, Siberia, and the Shower of Gold
On a recent trip through Russia Richard Speer made his way from the refined cultural treasures and auric downpour encountered at the Hermitage to the golden autumn of the Siberian east. The place is all about the contrast of vast spaces and crumbling drabness punctuated by moments of the utmost opulence. More...


Our Bodies, Our Art
Margaret Hawkins reflects on two recent shows, of Eleanor Antin and Rebecca Belmore, that draw from and expand on key themes of modern feminism. More...


The Beauty/Truth Problem
James Tissot forsook the family business, resulting in his father cutting him off, in favor of pursuing a career as an artist. And that career took off. More...


Turning Guns into Art
David S. Rubin shows how a number of artists are making creative and effective statements on the issue of gun control in a variety of ways. More...


One Sculpture Renews a Museum's Story
A single sculpture by Richard Hunt, recently placed in a key location, recasts the story of the Art Institute of Chicago, More...


AIDS Art to Queer Art in the Northwest
Matthew Kangas examines the subtle but distinct transition from art in the age of AIDS to contemporary Queer Art. More...


Cate White Exposes Her Truth
Cate White's art reflects a lived reality, picturing Oakland from a unique perspective. More...


Glenstone v. Photography
No fan of art selfies, Richard Speer found that Maryland's Glenstone Museum no-photography policy gets it wrong. More...


Play It Down
The recent controversy over Victor Arnautoff's Depression-era murals at George Washington High School has attracted national attention. More...


Art and Incarceration
It is virtuous if unsurprising that artists are today producing projects geared towards prison inmate rehabilitation. Indeed, prisoners themselves, some unjustly held or mistreated, are practicing art as an expressive vehicle that calls attention to their plight. More...


Rag Bone Grace Truth
Margaret Hawkins drove to meet with her summer class thinking a break from art might be nice. And realized that art is always there to be found. More...


Eleanor Coen’s Pioneering Fresco
Lisa Wainwright's accidental discovery of Chicago artist Eleanor Coen's fresco in Mexico cast fresh light on her early career. More...


From Gay Art to Queer Art in the Pacific Northwest (Part I)
The Pacific Northwest was the only region in the country in the 20th century where an entire art movement was founded exclusively by homosexuals. The so-called Northwest School's four major figures were Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Irving Anderson and Kenneth Callahan. More...


To Swoon, Perchance to Dream
Richard Speer takes a close-up look at the zone separating carnal from spiritual ecstasy in some exceptional artworks. More...


Lagomorphs
The recent auction sale of Jeff Koons' "Bunny" is just the latest reminder how much the big money art market just pisses DeWitt Cheng off. More...

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