1 month ago | Visual Arts
The Menil Collection has just opened a nice little show of regional art. It follows another that opened in February, and yet a third (now closed) last November. And the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has a big regional show taking up one of its maj...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
How do we deal with Cuba? It’s a question we thought was pretty much resolved for us last year with Obama’s first-in-decades presidential visit to Havana and accompanying photo ops with Raúl Castro. In some ways, it’s a question that seems so last...
4 months ago | Visual Arts
Because they’re beautiful. That’s the main reason for most of us to go see the paintings that make up the exhibition “Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection,” now on view at the Museum of Fine Art...
5 months ago | Visual Arts
“…gather me / Into the artifice of eternity.” — From “Sailing to Byzantium” — William Butler Yates In Istanbul (formerly Constantinople and Byzantium) there is a 1,500-year-old Roman cistern built by the Emperor Justinian to supply water to his pa...
6 months ago | Visual Arts
An exhibition called “Holy Barbarians” has just opened at The Menil Collection, curated by Clare Elliott. Be warned: It’s not about religion and it’s not about oafs from the Middle Ages — though I suspect the Menil could do a show about either by ...
7 months ago | Visual Arts
As an art reviewer I know that I ought to be impartial, at least at first, but sometimes I fail. As regards “Degas: A New Vision,” which recently opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, curated by Henri Loyrette, former director of the Musée d...