Museum Stories

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death, Leonardo da Vinci’s...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

Museum Stories

Roy Lichtenstein Multiple Visions at MUDEC

“Everyone knows me for comics and dots” Lichtenstein once said to Gianni Mercurio, the curator of Roy Lichtenstein Multiple...

Maria Frazzoni 24 June 2019

Museum Stories

The Beginning of a New World at Kröller-Müller Museum

The Beginning of a new World: The Development of Modern Sculpture is the newest exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. It...

Nadine Waldmann 20 June 2019

Photography

Black Is Beautiful: Kwame Brathwaite at the Skirball Center

Let’s play a game: pick up any magazine from a US newsstand and count how many people of color are featured. Now try playing with a magazine from...

Guest Profile 15 June 2019

The Monumental Paintings of Lucian Freud

The paintings in the Lucian Freud: Monumental exhibition in Acquavella Gallery on the Upper East Side in New York City are monumental in many ways,...

Howard Schwartz 5 June 2019

Museum Stories

The Genius Experience: Leonardo and Warhol at the Crypt of San Sepolcro

Two protagonists of their respective eras, the Renaissance genius and the father of pop art, collide together in Milan, despite four centuries of...

Maria Frazzoni 4 June 2019

Museum Stories

How British was Van Gogh?

The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 June 2019

South American Art

Discover South American Artists in MnBA, Rio de Janeiro

As the third piece in our series, I present my favorite paintings from the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MnBA) of Rio de Janeiro. There are works by...

Anna Deáki 30 May 2019

Museum Stories

Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo Reale

An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso.

Maria Frazzoni 29 May 2019

Museum Stories

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British Museum

“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want… an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost...

Joanna Kaszubowska 23 May 2019

Museum Stories

Lubaina Himid’s Dinner Service at the V&A

In 2017, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize (and she was the oldest winner ever, aged 63!). Ten years before she presented her work Swallow Hard: The...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2019

Museum Stories

That’s so Retro(spective): Highlights from Frieze Art Fair New York

Frieze 2019 surely had its share of new, quirky works of art, but many of the works on view were in dialogue with the artists and artistic practices...

Sara Miranda 8 May 2019