Category: Art

The Light in the Window

Last week, Laura and I bought a new painting for our apartment. While we love the colors, the lighting and the subject, there is another side to it that is equally compelling—the other side of the canvas. After scouring eBay for an affordable oil painting to […]

Before My Birth

At this year’s New Museum Triennial opening, we were immediately drawn to Adrián Villar Rojas’ massive clay sculpture A person loved me. The Argentinian artist, alongside a crew of six men and women also from Argentina, constructed the New Museum’s piece over the course of the […]

O, Christmas Tree!

You’ve undoubtedly seen them: the piles of Christmas trees that adorn New York City curbs for weeks after Christmas, to be used as nothing more than makeshift fire hydrants for dogs until their inevitable end as mulch. Artist Klara Liden wasn’t content to just let […]

Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds—they’re a familiar site at baseball games and picnics, but at art museums? The Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea recently installed a new exhibit full of the classic American snack food, and it might change the way you look at them. The exhibition is […]

The Fort Worth Modern

When the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth first opened in 2002, I, like many of my family members, jumped for joy. At that time, Fort Worth had two excellent museums—the Kimbell and the Amon Carter—but neither had robust collections of post-war art (what I […]