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Karen Wilkin

Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and critic.  She was previously the curator of "American Vanguards," on view at the Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase and a faculty member at the New York Studio School. She is an art historian, curator, and critic, educated at the High School of Music and Art, Barnard College, and Columbia University. After living and working in Italy and Canada for some years, Ms. Wilkin returned to her native Manhattan in 1985. She lives near the Empire State Building with her architect husband and two Maine Coon cats. A specialist in 20th century modernism, Ms. Wilkin has organized numerous exhibitions internationally and written monographs on David Smith, Helen Frankenthaler, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Stuart Davis, Giorgio Morandi, and George Braque, and is the co-author, with Clifford Ross, of The World of Edward Gorey. She contributes regularly to The New Criterion, Partisan Review, and Hudson Review. Her recent projects include a study of Clement Greenberg's personal collection for the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, and "David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions", the first exhibition to examine Smith's reliefs as a coherent body of work, in relation to his drawings, paintings, and free-standing sculptures, which will be seen at the New York Academy Museum at the end of 2001.


Caro in Yorkshire (Art) , October 2015, 46
On “Caro in Yorkshire” at The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Durand-Ruel & the Impressionists (Art) , September 2015, 44
On “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jacob Lawrence at MOMA (Art) , June 2015, 49
On “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North" at MOMA and “Struggle . . . From The History of the American People” at the Phillips Collection.

Velázquez in Paris (Art) , May 2015, 44
“Diego Velázquez” at the Grand Palais, Paris.

Plains Indians at the Met (Art) , April 2015, 51
On “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Who was John Quinn? (Art) , March 2015, 38
A look back on John Quinn's life and work.

Gaitonde at the Guggenheim (Art) , February 2015, 35
On “V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

An El Greco Trifecta (Art) , January 2015, 53
Reviews of “El Greco in New York” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, “El Greco at the National Gallery and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration,” and “El Greco at The Frick Collection.”

Drawing with scissors (Features) , December 2014, 24
Review of "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” opened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Spain’s history painter (Art) , November 2014, 40
On “Goya: Order and Disorder,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Surprises at the National Gallery (Art) , October 2014, 40
On “Titian’s Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples,” at the National Gallery Washington, D.C.

The new Clark (Art) , September 2014, 47
On the renovated Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and its two inaugural exhibitions, “Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes” and “Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith.”

Degenerate art in New York (Art) , June 2014, 42
On “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” at the Neue Galerie, New York.

The state of sculpture (Art) , May 2014, 40
On the legacy of sculptor Anthony Caro and the work of Willard Boepple, Catherine Burgess, and Clay Ellis.

Back to the future (Art) , April 2014, 57
On "Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe” at the Guggenheim, New York

Judd in the desert (Art) , March 2014, 33
Visiting the town Donal Judd transformed in Marfa, Texas

A Piano masterpiece (Art) , February 2014, 39
On the newly opened Renzo Piano addition to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Armory Show reborn (Art) , January 2014, 60
Review of “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution” at The New-York Historical Society

Motherwell’s magical collages (Features) , December 2013, 30
Review of “Robert Motherwell: Early Collages” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Tell it with pride (Art) , November 2013, 42
Review of “Tell It With Pride: the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Shaw Memorial” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

In the tower: Kerry James Marshall (Art) , October 2013, 41
On “In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

From the Venice Biennale (Art) , September 2013, 42
On the fifty-fifth Biennale di Venezia, "Manet: Return to Venice" presented by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia at the Doge’s Palace, and "Robert Motherwell: Early Collages" at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

The new old museum (Art) , June 2013, 39
On the refurbished Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and "The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America" at the newly renovated Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

Impressionism à la mode (Art) , May 2013, 50
On “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Pre-Raphaelites in Washington (Art) , April 2013, 46
On “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900” at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Lois Dodd in Portland (Art) , March 2013, 36
On “Lois Dodd: Catching the Light” at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine.

Inventing abstraction at MOMA (Art) , February 2013, 41
On “Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Matisse: In search of true painting (Art) , January 2013, 54
On “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” at the Metropolitan Musum of Art, New York.

Caro up close (Features) , December 2012, 28
On “Caro: Close Up,” at the Yale Center for British Art.

Mark Rothko: the decisive decade (Art) , November 2012, 42
On “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940–1950,” which opened at the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, on September 14, 2012 and remains on view through January 6, 2013.

Munch's modern eye (Art) , October 2012, 43
On “Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye,” which opened at Tate Modern, London, on June 28 and remains on view through October 13, 2012.

Arcadia in Philadelphia (Art) , September 2012, 42
On “Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Joan Miró in Washington (Art) , June 2012, 42
On “Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Van Gogh in Philadelphia (Art) , May 2012, 62
On “Van Gogh Up Close” at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The adversarial critic (Features) , May 2012, 28
From "Remembering Hilton Kramer."

Renoir at the Frick (Art) , April 2012, 45
On “Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting” at The Frick Collection, New York.

Hands on, at the Walters (Art) , March 2012, 48
On "Touch and the Enjoyment of Sculpture" at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

Two young artists (Art) , February 2012, 41
On “Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA.

Stieglitz at the Met (Art) , January 2012, 58
On "Stieglitz & His Artists" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Marioni's liquid light at the Phillips (Art) , December 2011, 50
On “Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni at the Phillips” at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.

De Kooning at MOMA (Art) , November 2011, 44
On "De Kooning: A Retrospective" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Feininger at the Whitney (Art) , October 2011, 48
On “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World.”

The Steins & Cones collect (Web Special) , September 2011, 99
On “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde” & “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.”

Manet in Paris (Art) , June 2011, 39
On “Manet, Inventor of the Modern” at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris.

Gauguin at the National Gallery (Art) , May 2011, 43
On "Gauguin: Maker of Myth" at the National Gallery, Washington, DC.

Picasso in New York & Virginia (Art) , April 2011, 45
On “Picasso’s Guitars 1912–1914” & “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso.”

John Marin in Chicago (Art) , March 2011, 45
On “John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism” at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ab Ex at MOMA (Art) , February 2011, 47
On “Abstract Expressionist New York” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Continental currents between the wars (Art) , January 2011, 47
On “Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936,” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

The ultimate source (Features) , December 2010, 25
On Titian's legacy.

Miro's “Dutch Interiors” (Art) , November 2010, 41
On “Miró: The Dutch Interiors” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picasso’s Degas (Art) , October 2010, 39
On "Picasso looks at Degas” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institure, Williamstown, M.A.

The pleasures of late Renoir (Art) , September 2010, 37
On "Renoir in the 20th Century” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Matisse in Chicago (Art) , June 2010, 37
On “Matisse: Radical Invention 1913–1917” at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Medieval art at the Met & the Morgan (Art) , May 2010, 43
On “The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry” & “The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art & “Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves” at the Morgan Library Musuem, New York.

Perpetual winter in Washington (Art) , April 2010, 42
On “Hendrick Avercamp: Master of the Ice Scene” at the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam & “Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Matisse & Rodin in Paris (Art) , March 2010, 38
On “Matisse and Rodin” at the Musée Rodin, Paris.

Moderns in the Hague (Art) , February 2010, 41
On “Cézanne, Picasso, Mondriaan” at the Geementsmuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Leonardo in Atlanta (Art) , January 2010, 43
On “Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius” at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Gorky in Philadelphia (Features) , December 2009, 13
On “Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Watteau at the Met (Art) , November 2009, 38
On “Watteau, Music, and Theater” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Vermeer & Monet at the Met & MoMA (Art) , October 2009, 49
On "Vermeer’s Masterpiece: The Milkmaid" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York & “Monet’s Water Lilies” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

James Ensor at MOMA (Art) , September 2009, 40
On "James Ensor" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

“Compass in Hand” at MoMA (Art) , June 2009, 43
On "Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection" at the Musuem of Modern Art, New York.

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese in Boston (Art) , May 2009, 42
On “Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice,” at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, on view through August 16, 2009.

Cézanne & beyond in Philadelphia (Art) , April 2009, 38
On “Cézanne and Beyond” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Pierre Bonnard’s late interiors (Art) , March 2009, 40
On "Pierre Bonnard: The Late Still Lifes and Interiors” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 27–April 19, 2009.

Haarlem renaissance (Art) , February 2009, 44
On “Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes in the Golden Age” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Homage at the Metropolitan (Features) , December 2008, 4
On “The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Van Gogh at MOMA (Art) , November 2008, 40
On "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Morandi at the Met (Art) , October 2008, 39
On "Giorgio Morandi, 1890–1964” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Waterworks (Art) , September 2008, 42
On "Take Your TIme: Olafur Eliasson" at the Museum of Modern Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, "The New York City Waterfalls" along the East River, and other public art in the city.

Greenberg & Rosenberg (Art) , June 2008, 47
On "Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976" at the Jewish Museum, New York.

Courbet at the Met (Art) , May 2008, 52
On "Gustave Courbet" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Arcadia at the Metropolitan (Art) , April 2008, 43
On "Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Late Titian in Vienna (Art) , March 2008, 41
On "The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting" at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Camille Pissarro at the Jewish Museum (Art) , February 2008, 44
On "Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country" at the Jewish Museum, New York.

Martin Puryear at MOMA (Art) , January 2008, 43
On "Martin Puryear" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Seurat in black & white (Features) , December 2007, 15
On the drawings of Georges Seurat at the Museum of Modern Art.

Partisan & passionate (Books) , November 2007, 78
On A Life of Picasso, Volume III: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 by John Richardson.

Notes on color field painting (Art) , October 2007, 44
On the legacy of post-painterly abstraction, occasioned by the exhibition and catalogue for “Color as Field: American Painting 1950–1975.”

News from the Berkshires (Art) , September 2007, 42
On “The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings” at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Frank Stella three ways (Art) , June 2007, 42
On the artist's works at Paul Kasmin Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Venice & Islam at the Met (Art) , May 2007, 43
On “Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Remembrance of things past (Art) , April 2007, 56
On "High Times/Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975" at the National Academy, New York.

The other Matisse (Art) , March 2007, 41
On "Matisse: Painter as Sculptor" at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.

Morris Louis reconsidered (Art) , February 2007, 45
On "Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Spain & Picasso (Art) , January 2007, 48
On "Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso," and "Picasso and American Art."

Abstraction's moment (Features) , December 2006, 9
The death of abstract art has been greatly exaggerated.

Vollard at the Met (Art) , November 2006, 42
A review of "Cézzane to Picasso: Ambroisse Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde" opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on September 14, 2006 and remains on view through January 7, 2007.

Americans in Italy (Art) , October 2006, 42
On the National Academy Museum's exhibition "Italia! Muse to American Artists, 1830-2005."

Maverick modernists (Art) , September 2006, 93
Examining the unexamined in modern American art.

Springtime in D.C. (Art) , June 2006, 46
On "The Renoir Returns" at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. and "Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection", at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

David Smith: a centennial celebration (Art) , May 2006, 41
On "Personage" at Gagosian Gallery and "Seeing David Smith" at Knoedler & Company.

Goya at the Frick (Art) , April 2006, 40
On "Goya's Last Works" at the Frick Collection.

Cézanne in Provence (Art) , March 2006, 42
On "Cézanne in Provence" at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Antonello da Messina at the Met (Art) , February 2006, 45
On “Antonello da Messina,” which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on December 13, 2005 and remains on view through March 5, 2006.

David who?: Milne at the Met (Art) , January 2006, 51
On “David Milne Watercolors: ‘Painting Toward the Light,’” which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on November 8, 2005 and remains on view through January 9, 2006.

A fresh look at Van Gogh (Features) , December 2005, 28
On Vincent van Gogh's drawings at the Met.

Antiquities true & false (Art) , November 2005, 38
On "The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris," at the Dahesh Museum of Art, New York & the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton.

Atget in Philadelphia (Art) , October 2005, 47
On "Looking at Atget," which opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on September 10 and remains on view through November 27, 2005.

Cezanne & Pissarro: A crucial friendship (Art) , September 2005, 62
Karen Wilkin on “Pioneering Modern Painting: Cezanne & Pissarro 185-1885,” which opened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on June 26 and remains on view through September 12, 2005.

The fabric of dreams (Art) , June 2005, 41
On “Matisse, His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of Dreams” at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Not-so-great New York 2005 (Art) , May 2005, 43
On “Greater New York 2005" at P.S. 1, Queens, New York.

Stuart Davis in Philadelphia (Art) , April 2005, 42
On “Stuart Davis and American Abstraction: A Masterpiece in Focus ” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rubens at the Metropolitan (Features) , March 2005, 19
On “Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): The Drawings” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

De Kooning declined (Books) , February 2005, 64
A review of De Kooning: An American Master, by Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan.

Photography's painter (Art) , January 2005, 40
On “The Figure and the Forest: Nineteenth-Century French Photographs and Drawings” at Kate Ganz Gallery, New York.

Maillol at Marlborough (Art) , December 2004, 45
On “Aristide Maillol: Maillol and America” at the Marlborough Gallery.

Among gods and kings (Art) , November 2004, 36
On “In the Realm of Gods and Kings: Arts of India: Selections from the Polsky Collections and Metropolitan Museum of Art” at the New York Asia Society.

“Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!” (Art) , September 2004, 41
On “‘Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!’: The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Byzantium at the Metropolitan (Art) , June 2004, 37
On “Byzantium: Faith and Power, 1261-1557,” a complicated yet illuminating exhibition at the Metropolitan Musem of Art that “demands time and concentration of the visitor.”

An island paradise in Boston (Art) , April 2004, 64
On “Gauguin Tahiti” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, & its successful attempt to dismiss many of the myths concerning Gaugins’s travels to the South Pacific.

Sea changes (Art) , March 2004, 53
On “Manet and the Sea” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which successfully brings together a widely separated collection of Manet paintings with a common theme.

La Belle Fernande in Washington (Art) , February 2004, 53
Pablo Picasso turns heads in Washington with “The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier” at the National Gallery in Washington D.C.

Sculpture in Dallas (Art) , January 2004, 38
On the opening of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and its opening exhibition “From Rodin to Calder: Masterworks of Modern Sculpture from the Nasher Collection.”

Romanticism at the Met (Features) , December 2003, 37
On “Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism.”

The modernism of El Greco (Art) , November 2003, 43
On “El Greco” at the Metroplitan Museum of Art.

Is Max Beckmann likeable? (Features) , September 2003, 24

Anywhere in between (Art) , June 2003, 49
On Thomas Nozkowski at the New York Studio School Gallery, Pat Lipsky at Elizabeth Harris at L.I.C.K., and John Walker and Helen Frankenthaler at Knoedler and Company.

“Manet/Velázquez” at the Met (Art) , April 2003, 53

“Matisse Picasso” at MOMA QNS (Art) , March 2003, 44

Richness, quietness, pleasure (Art) , February 2003, 45
On “Voyage into Myth: French Paintings from Gauguin to Matisse from the Hermitage Museum” at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Late Style Anthony Caro (Art) , January 2003, 40

Adolph Gottlieb (Features) , December 2002, 36

Summer at the MET (Art) , September 2002, 51

A celebration of painting in Boston (Art) , June 2002, 59
A review of Impressionist Still Life at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Gerhard Richter at MOMA (Features) , May 2002, 34
On “Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting.”

Father & Daughter at the Met (Art) , April 2002, 46
A review of “Orazio and Artemisia Gentilischi: Father and Daughter painters in Baroque Italy.”

Paris in winter: thank heaven for Morandi (Art) , February 2002, 40
Giorgio Morandi at the Musée D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

New York’s newest gem: the Neue Galerie (Art) , January 2002, 45

Sculpture in the void: Giacometti at MoMA (Features) , December 2001, 33

Eilshemius rediscovered again (Art) , November 2001, 46
A review of “Louis M. Eilshemius: An Independent Spirit,” at the National Academy of Design & “Louis Eilshemius . . . Imagine That!,” at Gallery Gertrude Stein.

“Beyond the easel”: the rise of the décorateur (Art) , September 2001, 79
On Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, and Roussel, 1890-1930, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Vermeer's world (Art) , June 2001, 46
On “Vermeer & the Delft School” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Fresh looks at van Gogh (Features) , May 2001, 21
On “Van Gogh’s ‘Postman’: the portraits of Joseph Roulin,” at the Musuem of Modern Art, New York & “Vincent Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard,” at the Saint Louis Museum of Art.

Rome away from Rome (Art) , April 2001, 43
On “The Genius of Rome” show at the Royal Academy, London.

The potency of pure painting: Manet's still lifes (Features) , March 2001, 28
A review of “Manet: The Still-Life Paintings,” at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.

Making the case for figuration (Art) , February 2001, 44
On “Reconfiguring the New York School,” at the Center for Figurative Painting, New York.

Baschenis at the Met (Art) , January 2001, 46
On “The Still Lifes of Evaristo Baschenis: The Music of Silence,” at the Metropolitan Museam of Art.

Lee Krasner in Brooklyn (Art) , December 2000, 49
On “Lee Krasner,” at the Brooklyn Museam of Art.

Rembrandt & Venice (Art) , November 2000, 48
On “Rembrandt and the Venetian Influence”,; at the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries.

Rudy Burckhardt, 1914-1999 (Art) , October 2000, 50
A memorial for the photographer, filmmaker & painter.

The splendid Chardin (Art) , September 2000, 40
On Chardin at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

British invasion (Art) , June 2000, 46

Roman holiday (Features) , May 2000, 24
On The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome at the Met

Tilman Riemenschneider at the Met (Art) , April 2000, 46
On Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Two views of Caravaggio (Art) , February 2000, 42

Rethinking modernism (Art) , January 2000, 42
On Modernstarts: People, Places, Things, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

New thoughts about the Renaissance in Venice (Art) , December 1999, 46
On Renaissance Venice and the North: Crosscurrents in the Time of Bellini, Dürer, Titian, at Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Ingres at the Metropolitan (Art) , November 1999, 48

Sculpture in the Tuileries (Art) , September 1999, 43
On the sculpture installation in the Tuileries

Goya in Philadelphia (Art) , June 1999, 44
Review of Goya: Another Look, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Disaster relief (Art) , May 1999, 51
Floodsongs, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Max Beckmann & the school in Paris (Features) , April 1999, 37
Review of Beckmann and Paris, at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The art of the Baule people (Features) , February 1999, 32
Review of Baule: African Art/Western Eyes, at The Museum for African Art, New York

Exhibition note (Art) , January 1999, 56
On “Bob Thompson,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

A thoroughly modern Monet (Features) , December 1998, 29
Monet in the 20th Century, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

A Northern Renaissance at the Metropolitan (Art) , November 1998, 48
Review of From Van Eyck to Brueghel: Early Netherlandish Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

An anniversary in Montreal: "Refus global" at 50 (Art) , October 1998, 50
Borduas and the Automatist Epic at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal &Peinture, Peinture at the Belgo Building, Montreal

A Degas doubleheader (Art) , September 1998, 35
Reviews of Degas and the Little Dancer at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. & Degas at the Races at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The real Greenberg (Books) , June 1998, 74
Review of Clement Greenberg: A Life by Florence Rubenfeld

Prud'hon at the Metropolitan (Art) , May 1998, 34
On Pierre-Paul Prud’hon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Manet & Monet at the Musée d'Orsay (Art) , April 1998, 47
On Manet, Monet & the Gare Saint-Lazare at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Frankenthaler at the Guggenheim (Art) , March 1998, 44
On After Mountains & Sea: Frankenthaler 1956-1959 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Lorenzo Lotto in Washington (Features) , February 1998, 29
On Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Exhibition notes (Art) , January 1998, 42
On Ten Paintings by Paul Cézanne Formerly in the Auguste Pellerine Collection at Sotheby’s, New York

Egon Schiele at MOMA (Features) , December 1997, 29

Musée Degas (Art) , November 1997, 41
On The Private Collection of Edgar Degas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Cambodia comes to Washington (Art) , October 1997, 48
On Sculpture of Angkor & Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

David Smith at Storm King (Art) , September 1997, 40
On the first installment of The Fields of David Smith at the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York

Discovering Lovis Corinth (Art) , June 1997, 51
On the exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Glory of Byzantium at the Met (Art) , May 1997, 46

Giambattista Tiepolo at the Met (Art) , March 1997, 52

Picasso from “Les Demoiselles” to “Parade” (Art) , February 1997, 46
On A Life of Picasso. Volume II: 1907–1917, The Painter of Modern Life by John Richardson with Marilyn McCully

Matisse in Manhattan (Art) , January 1997, 41
On Henri Matisse: A Survey of Drawings at C&M Arts, New York

Max Beckmann at the Guggenheim (Features) , December 1996, 31

La Tour in Washington (Features) , November 1996, 23
On an exhibition of the artist's work at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The trouble with Renoir (Art) , October 1996, 46
On an exhibition of the artist's work at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

“The realest thing I had ever done”: Andrew Forge in New Haven (Art) , September 1996, 105
On a retrospective of the artist's work at the Yale Center for British Art

Jan Steen in Washington (Art) , June 1996, 43
On Jan Steen: Painter & Storyteller at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Monsieur Pellerin's collection: a footnote to 'Cézanne' (Features) , April 1996, 18

Vermeer in Washington (Features) , February 1996, 21

The talk of the Salon (Books) , January 1996, 60
On Diderot on Art translated by John Goodman.

Cézanne at the Grand Palais (Features) , December 1995, 11
On “Cézanne” at the Grand Palais, Paris.

Claude Monet in Chicago (Art) , November 1995, 50
On “Claude Monet: 1840-1926” at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Brancusi in Paris (Features) , September 1995, 23
On “Constantin Brancusi” on view at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, from April 14 through August 21, 1995. It will be seen, in a slightly different version, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 8 through December 31, 1995.

The “Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb” (Features) , June 1995, 15
On "The Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb” opened at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, on April 21, 1995, and remains on view through August 26

Exhibition note (Art) , May 1995, 50
On Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Master & critic (Books) , April 1995, 59
A review of Antonioni by William Arrowsmith.

The naïve & the modern: Horace Pippin & Jacob Lawrence (Art) , March 1995, 33
On I Tell My Heart, the Pippin retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series at the Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition note (Art) , February 1995, 45
On Italian Renaissance Architecture: Brunelleschi, Sangallo, Michelangelo at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

The “High Art” of Nicolas Poussin (Features) , January 1995, 18
On the Poussin retrospective at the Louvre.

Made in Italy, sold by the Guggenheim (Features) , December 1994, 17
On The Italian Metamorphosis, 1943–1968 at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

“Origins of Impressionism” at the Met (Art) , November 1994, 37

“Truth & Fantasy”: the small-scale inventions of Goya (Art) , October 1994, 47
On the exhibition of Goya sketches at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Serendipity in Milan: (Art) , September 1994, 50
On Il Disegno del Nostro Secolo at the Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta.

The best & the worst of Louise Bourgeois (Features) , June 1994, 26
On Louise Bourgeois: The Locus of Memory at the Brooklyn Museum.

Rubens & his age (Art) , April 1994, 36
On The Age of Rubens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Degas & his landscapes (Features) , March 1994, 18
On Degas Landscapes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

An endless now: the art of Euan Uglow (Features) , February 1994, 27

The eloquent whispers of Giorgio Morandi (Features) , January 1994, 23
On the new Museo Morandi in Bologna.

Exhibition note (Art) , November 1993, 57
On Baudelaire's Voyages: The Poet & His Painters at the Heckshire Museum.

Rebecca Horn at the Guggenheim (Art) , October 1993, 44

Honoré Daumier: public and private (Features) , June 1993, 21
On Daumier Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From the workshop of Torres-García (Features) , April 1993, 17
On El Taller Torres-García: The School of the South & Its Legacy at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Forever young: Frédéric Bazille (Features) , February 1993, 28
On Frédéric Bazille: Prophet of Impressionism at the Brooklyn Museum.

Exhibition note (Art) , January 1993, 50
On Masterworks from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Two American cubists (Art) , November 1992, 49
On Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L.K. Morris.

Art after Warhol (Books) , October 1992, 57
A review of Beyond the Brillo Box by Arthur C. Danto.

Rude & real: Courbet in his letters (Features) , June 1992, 38

The political Delacroix (Books) , May 1992, 78
A review of Eugène Delacroix by Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer.

“Woman” & Gaston Lachaise (Art) , March 1992, 56

The big top and beyond: Calder at the Whitney (Features) , January 1992, 27

Géricault in Paris (Features) , December 1991, 13

New light on Corot (Features) , November 1991, 9

Ad Reinhardt at MOMA (Features) , September 1991, 117

Delacroix at the Met (Features) , June 1991, 23

The young Old Master: Van Dyck in Washington (Features) , March 1991, 47

Abstract Expressionism revisited (Features) , February 1991, 28
On recent exhibitions of paintings by Willem de Kooning, Clyfford Still & Adolph Gottlieb.

Making sport of modern art (Books) , November 1990, 75
A review of A Fine Disregard: What Makes Modern Art Modern by Kirk Varnedoe

Memoria in aeternum: Hans Hofmann at the Whitney (Features) , September 1990, 10

“Matisse in Morocco” (Features) , June 1990, 30

David Smith: the sculptor and his drawings (Features) , March 1990, 13

Open house at the Bastille (Letter from Paris) , January 1990, 44
On the Paris art scene circa Summer 1989.

O pioneers! Picasso & Braque 1907-1914 (Features) , December 1989, 29
On Pioneering Cubism at MOMA.

Frankenthaler and her critics (Features) , October 1989, 16

Goya: Enlightenment at the Met (Art) , September 1989, 58

Refiguring the Guggenheim (Art) , June 1989, 51
On Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960–1988.

Paris and the Impressionists (Books) , March 1989, 63
A review of Impressionism: Art, Leisure & Parisian Society by Robert L. Herbert.

Boccioni’s future: a retrospective (Features) , November 1988, 18

Georges Braque at the Guggenheim (Art) , October 1988, 52

Marsden Hartley: at home & abroad (Features) , April 1988, 23

Stuart Davis in his own time (Art) , January 1988, 50

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