The artist in Los Angeles (1978)

Rocks of Ages

Isamu Noguchi, sculpting at dual purposes.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By JAMES GARDNER



Museum With a View

Thoughts on the new Whitney.

3:45 PM, Jun 3, 2015

‘The Discovery of Honey’ (ca. 1500)

A Practiced Eye

In Washington, a Florentine master comes into his own

Mar 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

‘America Today: Coal’ (1930-31)

Only Yesterday

Thomas Hart Benton’s masterwork finds a home at the Met

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Philippe de Montebello

A Visual Dialogue

What connoisseurs talk about when they talk among themselves

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

‘New Hoover Convertibles’ (1981-87)

Eager to Please

Jeff Koons and the kitchen-sink approach to art

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

‘Departure’ (1932) by Max Beckmann

The Evil of Banality

On the Nazi perversion of art.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Bernard Berenson (ca. 1955)

The Connoisseur

Bernard Berenson and the appreciation of art.

Feb 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

‘Guerrilla Warfare, Civil War’ by Albert Bierstadt (1862)

Canvas Battlefield

In the Civil War, art comes to terms with reality.

Aug 19, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 46

Bust of FDR at Four Freedoms Park

A Hidden Monument

Roosevelt Island commemorates its namesake.

Apr 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 30

Dana Gioia

Happy the Man

Dana Gioia has the courage of his contentment.

Nov 19, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 10

Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney exhibition, 2012

Installed for Good

The improvisational art of Yayoi Kusama.

Oct 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03

Photo of Performance artist Dawn Kasper

Fad Men

The Whitney Biennial strikes again.

May 7, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 32

Photo of Alberti’s medallion

To See Ourselves

The Renaissance portrait as a mirror of society.

Feb 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 23

Apple Headquarters Image

Jobs Creation

A new Apple headquarters lands in Cupertino.

Sep 5, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 47

‘The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute” (1730) by Antonio Canaletto

Cities of Dreams

The urban/e vision of Canaletto and his rivals.

Jun 13, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 37


Maxxi-mum Exposure

Is Rome’s newest museum an ornament, or not?

May 30, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 35

Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Crossing

How and when Europe took note of American art.

Mar 7, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 24

An Idea of Order

An Idea of Order

The imagery of Europe spinning out of control.

Dec 27, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 15

MoMA’s Matisse

MoMA’s Matisse

Yet another journey to the garden.

Oct 18, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 05

Castelli’s Art

Castelli’s Art

The connoisseur-dealer who commanded the market.

Aug 23, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 46

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