All posts in category Art

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

My article “Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation” appears in The Art Newspaper.

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Art that teaches faithful how to die well

My article “Artworks that teach faithful how to die well” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History

My article “A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History,” co-written with E.A. Carmean Jr., appears in the Wall Street Journal. It addresses Jules Olitski’s “Elyon,” installed at the Beth Tzedec synagogue in Toronto.

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Can the Incarceration of Japanese Americans Shed Light on Today’s Immigration Questions?

My article “Can the Incarceration of Japanese Americans Shed Light on Today’s Immigration Questions?” appears in Sojourners magazine.

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A Guide to Memento Mori

My “Guide to Memento Mori” appears in artnet.

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High culture may breed bacterial culture

My article “Can high culture make you sick at the museum?” appears in the Washington Post.

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The ‘Trump Train’ Cartoon Is Not A Violence Dog Whistle

My article appears in The Federalist.

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Art Institute exhibit illustrates Gauguin’s eclectic spirituality

My article appears in Chicago Catholic. Here’s the lede: When Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti in 1981 sporting long hair and a wide-brimmed hat, the French, post-impressionist painter expected a culture that the West had largely left untainted. But the locals he met, who called him “taata vahine” (man-woman), weren’t noble savages. “From his experience […]

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Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?

My article appears in Sojourners magazine

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Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

My article “Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair” appears in Religion News Service. (It has also run in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Baptist Standard, and was mentioned on several blogs: PaleoJudaica.com, Zwinglius Redivivus, and The Way of Improvement Leads Home.)

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