The Taft Museum of Art Promotes Tamera Lenz Muente and Ann Glascock, Ph.D.

Tamera Lenz Muente, curator at The Taft Museum of Art, said, “I think every museum has a responsibility to respond to its day and age. At the Taft, we continually consider how to make our collection–put together by a wealthy white couple between about 1900 and 1920–relevant to today’s audiences.” “Our latest endeavor has been […]

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You A major solo exhibition devoted to the work of renowned artist Barbara Kruger. Art Institute of Chicago, September 19, 2021 through January 24, 2022

The apparent art works of Barbara Kruger are instantly recognizable. She is most known for her collage style that consists of black-and-white photographs, overlaid with declarative captions, stated in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed text. The work is overlaid with phrases that often include pronouns such as “you”, “your”, “I”, “we”, and “they”, addressing cultural constructions […]

Narducci: Transcendental Aesthetics

It is a genuine tragedy that the art of Antonio Pietro Narducci (1915-1999) is not a staple within Abstract Expressionism but, luckily, curator Inhee Iris Moon has prompted what is hopefully the first step in changing this unfortunate art historical shortcoming. One reason why Narducci’s work and name is perhaps not as well-known as it […]

Land, Space and Everrrything in Between

Before heading to the LA Arts District for Hauser & Wirth’s presentation of Everrrything by Lorna Simpson, one would benefit from a brief reflection on the history of the artist. While working on her MFA in Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego in the 80s, one of her teachers was the […]