2 days ago | Visual Arts
Diane Arbus always had a way with people. As a child she was so precocious, curious, and observant that she intimidated her own mother. As a teenager, she excelled in school with a mind so fine that an art teacher called her "an original." As a yo...
16 days ago | Visual Arts
Our eyes have gotten so used to the blitz of the showstopping retrospective that it's easy to miss the quieter detonations an artist can set off inside a museum. If you visit MoMA P.S.1 right now, you might just walk right by a modest exhibition d...
23 days ago | Visual Arts
The problem with the supposedly notorious work of British artist Martin Creed is how badly it wants to be "liked." His sculptures, installations, and interventions appear simple, like works of Minimalism, prioritizing ideas over craft and executio...
28 days ago | Visual Arts
Although Jason Moran is perhaps best known as a MacArthur-winning jazz pianist and artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, he has for some time worked adjacent to the visual arts, composing music for projects by the likes of Glenn Ligon,...
1 month ago | Visual Arts
Museums are stuffed with love stories of one kind or another. Of gods and goddesses felled by mortals; of artists obsessed with their beautiful subjects; all captured on canvas, etched in marble, or inked on paper: The history of art has always be...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Follow the Leader Since 2010, Elastic City founder Todd Shalom and associate artistic director Niegel Smith have curated a summer series of artist-led participatory walks designed to give audiences fresh, funny insights into New York and its many ...