Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits unveiled in Washington

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My article “Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits unveiled in Washington” appears in The Art Newspaper.

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Beyond the Golden Toilet: How Does Art End Up in the White House, and What Does It Tell Us About Our Leaders?

My article “Beyond the Golden Toilet: How Does Art End Up in the White House, and What Does It Tell Us About Our Leaders?” appears in artnet news.

Update (2/7): Writing on ArtsJournal, Lee Rosenbaum calls the story “comprehensive.”

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Controversial La Salle artwork deaccession could set university museums back, experts say

My article “Controversial La Salle artwork deaccession could set university museums back, experts say” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Raising Ticket Prices—Forever

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com. Via: artnet


Margaret Carrigan and I write, somewhat tongue in cheek, for artnet on “9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Raising Ticket Prices—Forever.”

James Panero cites our article in New Criterion in the February 2018 gallery chronicle.

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Does the Vatican Have the Ancient Jerusalem Temple Menorah?

Arch of Titus Yeshiva University Museum

Color as it is being projected on the Arch of Titus recreation at the YUM exhibit. Photo: Menachem Wecker

My article “Does the Vatican Have the Ancient Jerusalem Temple Menorah?” appears in National Review. It draws upon an exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum about the Arch of Titus, which includes a recreation of the Jerusalem spoils section.

YU Museum Arch of Titus

Installation shot of the YU Museum Arch of Titus exhibit.

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Michelangelo’s architecture of faith

Michelangelo at the Met

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My article “Michelangelo’s architecture of faith,” about an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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When a Church Becomes an Art Installation

Sarah van Sonsbeeck's installation at Amsterdam's Oude Kerk

Sarah van Sonsbeeck’s installation at Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk


My article “When a Church Becomes an Art Installation” appears in the Jan. 2018 print issue of Sojourners magazine.

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Georgetown denies unionizing effort of graduate student group

Georgetown by Menachem Wecker

Georgetown by Menachem Wecker


My article appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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Curbed calls artnet article ‘must read’

Curb, part of Vox Media, called my article about the new Museum of the Bible in artnet a “must-read” review alongside other reviews by PBSNewsHour, POLITICO, Washington Post, and Vox.

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Fordham’s non-tenure faculty vote yes on unionizing

My article “Fordham’s non-tenure faculty vote yes on unionizing” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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