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19585   Baldessari: King of the Conceptual  
Judith Bell Turner-Yamamoto
Snippets of unrelated conversations overheard on a plane or at a party, the garbled messages emitted by a radio as the desired station is tuned in, the barrage of images that hit ... Issue Date: 10 / 1991

19659   Tanner: An American Artist  
Eric Gibson
Henry Ossawa Tanner, the retrospective exhibition devoted to an artist who was both a student of Thomas Eakins, and perhaps the first truly important black artist, went on view ... Issue Date: 9 / 1991

19171   Westward Ho to Santa Monica  
Julia Braun Kessler
Sleepy by the sea might well have summed up the little community of Santa Monica, California, not so long ago. One of the many peripheral municipalities laced into the ... Issue Date: 7 / 1991

19280   Pousette-Dart: An Abstract Expressionist Surprise  
Eric Gibson
The biggest surprise of the current art season has been the touring retrospective of Abstract Expressionist painter Richard Pousette-Dart, organized by Joanne Kuebler of the ... Issue Date: 6 / 1991

19802   Carl Van Vechten Museum of Fine Arts: The Secret Art Collection in Nashville  
Eric Gibson
It''s generally understood that there are two kinds of art museums today: the city art museum and the university art museum. Each has a different function and, therefore, a ... Issue Date: 5 / 1991

19730   Awestruck by Art: Creating an Art Gallery  
Judith Bell Turner-Yamamoto
In February 1986, Phyllis Kind, the New York- and Chicago-based art dealer, found herself on the bleak, freezing streets of Moscow and Leningrad as part of the selection ... Issue Date: 3 / 1991

16894   Ryder: An Unknown Artist  
Eric Gibson
One of the most salutary benefits and greatest riches of the frenzied program of temporary museum exhibitions that has been the norm for nearly twenty years is the number of ... Issue Date: 4 / 1990

17199   Church: Sublime Psalms of Light  
Jason Edward Kaufman
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), the greatest landscape painter in American history, has long deserved a resuscitation of his once-towering reputation. Since the 1960s, ... Issue Date: 2 / 1990

17363   Hopper and the 'Chaos of Ugliness'  
Jason Edward Kaufman
The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, recipient of a 1986 bequest of Edward Hopper''s entire estate, has recently mounted a show, Edward Hopper: Selections from the ... Issue Date: 1 / 1990

15387   Carnegie Museum of Art: Blockbusters, Museum Consortiums, and Their Pitfalls  
Eric Gibson
It hardly needs restating that the blockbuster art exhibition--the "Treasures of" and other such shows whose selling point is monetary value or pure exoticism--has over the last ... Issue Date: 12 / 1989

15916   Whitney Biennial: Art as Gimmick  
James Gardner
The 1989 Whitney Biennial is not the worst such exhibition in recent memory. That honor goes to the Whitney Biennial of 1985, which was so utterly awful that the present ... Issue Date: 7 / 1989

16102   Frankenthaler: Acquiring Strength  
Eric Gibson
Can there be anything left to say about the formalist painters of the sixties, artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski, whose work, ... Issue Date: 6 / 1989

13783   Grand Prix Racing and Modern Art  
Richard H. Axsom
During June of 1980, the month Frank Stella''s Polar Coordinates for Ronnie Peterson (a series of lithograph/screen prints titled in memory of a good friend and Grand Prix racer) ... Issue Date: 12 / 1988

14654   Fitz Hugh Lane: Transcendental Luminist  
Jason Edward Kaufman
"Luminism. The word has a peculiarly radiant sound and an air of mystery, as if it were the name of an occult theology or metaphysical system of thought. For art historians, the ... Issue Date: 11 / 1988

14184   Mitchell: The Expatriate Artist Comes Home  
Louise Sheldon
Joan Mitchell has earned an international reputation as one of the strongest, most talented and independent American contemporary artists. Color and light radiate from her ... Issue Date: 7 / 1988

14576   Cloisters at Fifty: America's Citadel of Medieval Art  
Mary B. Shepard
Visiting The Cloisters is like a sudden plunge back into the Middle Ages. By its very architecture, built with Connecticut millstone granite and local mica schist, The Cloisters ... Issue Date: 5 / 1988

12012   Hudson River School: Visions of Paradise  
James F. Cooper
This autumn a breathtaking new retrospective opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School is the first major ... Issue Date: 12 / 1987

13062   Portraits of Our Colonial Forebears  
William Kloss
An exhibition of exceptional interest is now at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 gives reason for popular ... Issue Date: 11 / 1987

13067   O'Keeffe Centenary: Honoring America's Most Famous Woman Artist  
Laura Coyle
The name Georgia O''Keeffe conjures up various stock images: the young beauty who posed for the sensual photographs made by her lover and, later, husband, Alfred Stieglitz; the ... Issue Date: 11 / 1987

13216   Wyeth Family: Three Generations of Artists  
James F. Cooper
The life''s work of one solitary artist, who has been described as a loner who wanders by himself in the woods, has come to epitomize, for an increasing number of Americans, a ... Issue Date: 10 / 1987

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