Gopnik asks why: John Alexander retrospective at Smithsonian American Art Museum

“John Alexander: A Retrospective,” curated by Jane Livingston for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Through March 16. In the Washington Post, Blake Gopnik takes aim. “We’ve all come across actors too fond of their thespian skills. They rage when their characters are mad, wail when they’re supposed … read more… “Gopnik asks why: John Alexander retrospective at Smithsonian American Art Museum”

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Earl Cunningham’s imaginary landscapes

“Earl Cunningham’s America,” curated by Virginia Mecklenburg. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Through Nov. 4. In the Washington Post, Blake Gopnik reports: “Outsider art is truly peculiar stuff. In some ways, it breaks the rules: It looks coarse and eccentric and up to its own thing. On the other hand, it often knows that’s … read more… “Earl Cunningham’s imaginary landscapes”

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