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Exhibit suggests ‘peaceful pluralism’ among ancient Jews, Christians and pagans

My article “Exhibit suggests ‘peaceful pluralism’ among ancient Jews, Christians and pagans,” about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East,” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The Wreck of the Jewish Museum

My article “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” appears in Mosaic magazine. Here’s the response from Tom Freudenheim, former assistant secretary for museums at the Smithsonian Institutions, former director of the museum program at the National Endowment for the Arts, and former director of several museums. Here’s a second response from Edward Rothstein, critic-at-large for […]

Why Andy Warhol’s Brillo pads — and a million other things — are kosher

My article “Why Andy Warhol’s Brillo pads — and a million other things — are kosher,” which riffs on the major Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, appears in Religion News Service.

Non-Catholics enjoy challenges of teaching in Catholic setting

My article “Non-Catholics enjoy challenges of teaching in Catholic setting” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler

My article “The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler” appears in Religion News Service.

A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic

My article “A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic,” about an item to be sold by Heritage Auctions, appears in Religion News Service. Update: Haaretz (Israel) mentions the piece.

Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University

My article “Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Collector Leonard Lauder on How Vintage Postcards Can Help Us Understand Propaganda in the Present

My article “Collector Leonard Lauder on How Vintage Postcards Can Help Us Understand Propaganda in the Present” appears in artnet news.

Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind’

My article “Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind,’” about an exhibit at the Frick, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán

My review of an exhibition at New York’s Frick Collection appears in Mosaic magazine, titled “The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán.”

  • 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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