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Jack Whitten: once mistaken for Gerhard Richter, now subject of major US survey shows

My article “Jack Whitten: once mistaken for Gerhard Richter, now subject of major US survey shows” appears in The Art Newspaper. It covers a show at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

(National Catholic Reporter) Some medieval recycling was guided by spiritual symbolism

My article “Some medieval recycling was guided by spiritual symbolism” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s a selection: To begin to understand the contours of recycling in the Middle Ages, it is necessary to forget a great deal about modern products and packaging. Many of today’s goods are designed for single use: When milk, medicine […]

(Washington Post) Earthquake? No damage. But what about loud music?

My article about music vibrations and threats to museum art and artifacts, titled “Earthquake? No damage. But what about loud music?” appears in the Washington Post.

In medieval manuscripts, music was both heavenly and hellish

Writing about music — the famous saying sometimes attributed to Elvis Costello — is like dancing about architecture. Seeking clarity in the synaesthetic may be extremely difficult, but as a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore demonstrates, painting musical subjects can be extremely revealing, nuanced and instructive. The 21 medieval and Renaissance […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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