All posts tagged National Gallery of Art

False Attributions Have Beleaguered Tintoretto’s Reputation. Three New Museum Shows Hope to Change That

My article “False Attributions Have Beleaguered Tintoretto’s Reputation. Three New Museum Shows Hope to Change That” appears in artnet. Several works at the three Tintoretto shows at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, feature corrected attributions.

(Forward) A 16th-Century Dutch Artist’s NSFW Take on Biblical Women

My article “A 16th-Century Dutch Artist’s NSFW Take on Biblical Women” (about a Joachim Wtewael exhibit at the National Gallery of Art) appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

(Washington Post) At some museums, blind visitors can touch the art

My article “At some museums, blind visitors can touch the art” appears in the Washington Post. Here’s the lede: Before this April, Kathy Nimmer had visited an art museum only “somewhat hesitantly” as part of a group. The English teacher, who has been blind since the third grade, says she felt at the mercy of […]

The beauty and eccentricity of Piero, a neglected Renaissance artist

The 400th anniversary of the death of the Greek painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos — more commonly known as El Greco — was met with a flurry of exhibitions last year. In late 2014, New York’s Frick Collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art each showed an exhibit of works by […]

James Castle, subject of Smithsonian show, put ‘taught’ in self-taught

My article “James Castle, subject of Smithsonian show, put ‘taught’ in self-taught” appears in the Washington Post. “The 54 Castle works in the show, a 2013 Smithsonian acquisition, represent one of the largest collections of the artist’s work. The show’s prominence raises questions about how viewers should respond to self-taught art — which goes by […]

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.

Did Photographer Garry Winogrand Exploit His Nude Subjects?

Walking through the many rooms in the National Gallery of Art’s exhibit “Garry Winogrand” (through June 8), I was surprised to see several groups of transfixed boys. Winogrand, after all, was born in 1928 and died more than 20 years ago; he had an ingenious eye for interpreting urban street scenes and the pedestrians that […]

  • 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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