If they moved Monet, don’t despair. There are stimulating ideas and unexpected talents at every turn, from Africa, Asia, South America, and African America. (And plenty of works by women.)
Author Archives: HOLLAND COTTER
Alvin Baltrop’s photographs of the abandoned Hudson River piers and the people who populated them in the 1970s and ’80s have been all but ignored. Until now.
Full-career treatment for Betye Saar, Pope.L, Rachel Harrison and Beatriz González. Wangechi Mutu finds her niche at the Met.
At 93, with major attention finally coming her way, an artist central to the black women’s revolution says she’s waited long enough.
At 75, the trailblazing artist, feminist and author of “Lesbian Art in America” finally gets a museum survey, and it shines.
At a time when black South African artists were banned from art schools and museums, his art fused abstraction with polemical themes.
“Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” at the Met Museum is a masterpiece in progress from a perfectionist who hated to say “done.”
It’s not folk art, or fiber art. It’s finger-aching ingenuity by Mrinalini Mukherjee.
The museum is being torn apart. A 50th anniversary show illuminates its past. Does it also point a way forward?