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(National Catholic Reporter) ‘Divine Beauty’ exhibit traces religious art’s ‘rebirth’

My article “‘Divine Beauty’ exhibit traces religious art’s ‘rebirth’” appears in National Catholic Reporter. As it appears in a special NCR section (which isn’t posted on the paper’s website), I’m embedding the piece, which reviews a Palazzo Strozzi show, below: ‘Divine Beauty’ exhibit traces religious art’s ‘rebirth’ by Menachem Wecker (If you’d like to subscribe […]

(National Catholic Reporter) “Luminaries dialogue in Florence’s redesigned cathedral museum”

My article “Luminaries dialogue in Florence’s redesigned cathedral museum” appears in the Nov. 20 – Dec. 3 issue of National Catholic Reporter. Since the piece doesn’t appear online, I’m embedding it below: "Luminaries dialogue in Florence’s redesigned cathedral museum" by Menachem Wecker (If you’d like to subscribe to NCR, you can do it via this […]

(Art Newspaper) Meet the new guard: How the Uffizi’s first foreign director plans to modernise the museum

My article “Meet the new guard: How the Uffizi’s first foreign director plans to modernise the museum” appears in Art Newspaper. Here’s the lede: When Italy’s minister of culture called Eike Schmidt early one morning in August to offer him the job as director of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, “I thought maybe I was still dreaming”, […]

(Art Newspaper) Reopened Duomo’s original façade reconstructed in Florence

My article “Reopened Duomo’s original façade reconstructed in Florence” appears in The Art Newspaper. Here’s the lede: The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence reopened on 29 October after a renovation that took two and a half years and includes a full-scale re-creation of the original façade of the Duomo, the city’s cathedral. The €45m-€50m […]

Donatello exhibition heading to Museum of Biblical Art in New York

My article “Donatello exhibition heading to Museum of Biblical Art in New York” appears in the Washington Post.

  • 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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