Category: exhibition reviews

Reviews of Recent Museum and Gallery Shows

Under a Dismal Boston Skyline

Installation of Under a Dismal Boston Skyline, courtesy of Boston University Art Galleries. Photo by Evan Fiveash Smith. Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA September 14, 2018 – October 26, 2018 Upon entrance to the exhibition “Under a Dismal Boston Skyline,” on view September 14 – October 28, […]

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Nov 13, 2017 – Feb 12, 2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s wide-ranging exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer” examines the artistic production and development of the Renaissance master through his drawings. The exhibit is a result of the recent scholarly interest in drawings and their importance within the […]

Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA October 18, 2017 – April 1, 2018 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s exhibition Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics, organized in collaboration with Japanese art historian Professor Nobuo Tsuji, combines the contemporary art of Takashi Murakami with that of the MFA’s permanent Japanese art collection. The exhibition attempts to […]

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

Leighton House Museum, Kensington, London July 7 – October 29, 2017 At Home in Antiquity presents works by one of Victorian Britain’s most acclaimed classicizing painters, the Dutch-born Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), in the home and studio of another—his friend and colleague Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). As a painter of antiquity, Tadema distinguished himself by depictions of […]

Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA February 3 – August 13, 2017 The Smith College Museum of Art serves as the third and final venue for the exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii.[1] Housed in a single, large gallery on the museum’s ground floor, the […]

The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now

The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. April 7, 2017 – January 28, 2018 In the National Portrait Gallery’s ongoing exhibition, The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, the first face that you see is your own. Your likeness, dark and indistinct, is reflected through a red and black American flag, hung vertically. […]

EXO EMO

Greene Naftali, New York June 29 – August 11, 2017 EXO EMO, curated by Antoine Catala and Vera Alemani, gathers thirty-one works by over nineteen artists and collectives, occupying three divided spaces at Greene Naftali as well as the hallway, front office, and even restroom of the gallery. The exhibition’s ambiguous title and the absence […]

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C. October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017 In October 2016 the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries unveiled the groundbreaking exhibition The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. As […]

The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers

The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York February 13 – May 21, 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of Hercules Segers’s work is the largest of its kind, and the first large-scale exhibition of Segers in the United States, introducing a new audience to his otherworldly landscapes. This exhibition […]