“Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces,” organized by Eik Kahng. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Through Jan. 1. Phoenix Art Museum, January 20 through May 4, 2008. Check out the NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. “America’s Presidents,” Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Permanent exhibition. Repetition has always been a common practice among … read more… “IMHO: Don’t stop me if I’m repeating myself”
“Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape,” organized by Linda S. Ferber, curated by Eleanor Harvey. Smithsoniam Amercian Art Museum, Washington, DC. Sept. 14- Jan. 6, 2008. The exhibtion originated at the Brooklyn Museum. In the Washington Post, Paul Richard reports: “Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) formally invites you to hike into his landscapes. … read more… “Durand retrospective arrives at the Smithsonian American Art Museum”
In Stephanie Strom’s report on charitable giving in the NYTimes, take a look at Sean Scully’s big, juicy painting hanging behind philanthropist Eli Broad in the photograph. In the absence of any current articles about Mr. Scully’s work, this presents a good opportunity to revisit material from the Scully exhibtion at the Metropolitan Museum. Here’s … read more… “Sean Scully and Eli Broad”
On artnet, Donald Kuspit’s erudite review of Sean Scully’s show (Sept. 26, 2006-Jan. 15, 2007) at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. For anyone interested in art criticism, it’s worth a (re)read. Read more.