All posts tagged Spain

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.”

Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?

My article appears in Sojourners magazine

Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain (National Catholic Reporter)

My article “Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: TOLEDO, SPAIN “Alas the synagogues, fallen to ruins, where kites and vultures have nested; for the children of Israel have departed,” wrote Ya’aqob Albeneh in a 1391 poem. He was describing a pogrom, which he survived, that began in […]

“Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings”

Hospital de la Caridad A post shared by Menachem Wecker (@mwecker) on Dec 21, 2016 at 1:27pm PST My article “Piecing Together the Histories of a Series of Stolen Paintings” appears in Hyperallergic.

(Forward) What Do You Do When You Come Face To Face With The Spanish Inquisition?

My article “What Do You Do When You Come Face To Face With The Spanish Inquisition?” — about paintings at the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Harvard Art Museums — appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Here’s the lede: “Nobody,” the Monty Python skit goes, “expects the Spanish Inquisition,” and the same goes for […]

(NCR) Two painters, two styles, one city: Seville takes a lead in cosmopolitan 17th-century art

My article “Two painters, two styles, one city: Seville takes a lead in cosmopolitan 17th-century art” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: Visitors to Santa María de la Sede, Seville’s cathedral and the world’s third largest church, need to peer over the baptismal font from behind a stanchion to glimpse Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s […]

  • 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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