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Leave Nothing Out
Phoenix' Musical Instrument Museum turned out to be anything but the musty place Margaret Hawkins imagined it would be. More...


Seeing Through a Stethoscope
Sarah Fransler Lavin and Stephanie Wood bring together music and sculpture. Matthew Kangas reflects on other such fusions. More...


The New Cultural Paradigm
Conditions have altered the global system. Our Weekly Newsletter will be changing with it--short term certainly, perhaps well beyond. More...


Apps for Art
Augmented reality is a technological art form that recently has been gaining favor. Instead of viewing through goggles, we use an iPhone or tablet to merge real world objects with digital imaging. David S. Rubin takes a look at some of the issues this new medium raises. More...


When Too Much is Not Enough
Sometimes exhibitions trip on their way to blockbuster status because they bulk up so much they dilute what might have been. More...


When Too Much is Not Enough
Exhibitions can trip on their way to blockbuster status; they bulk up so much they dilute what might have been. More...


Mural Madness
One of Portland's newest architectural landmarks started so promisingly, then came its mural facade. More...


Get the Most Out of a Trip to the Museum
Margaret Hawkins walks us through her own new rules to get the most from your trip to the museum. More...


On Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag, established as one of the literary geniuses of her generation, had a vital, uneven relationship with art. More...


Woven
“Woven: Connections and Meanings” explores a lineage of historically feminine craftsmanship, with textiles and weaving at their cores. More...


Currency as Art
Artists have been crying out about money and corruption for many years. David Rubin takes a look at some incisive examples. More...


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...

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