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Interview about “Giants in the Earth” by O. E. Rolvaag on John J. Miller’s Great Books podcast

Learn more about John J. Miller’s Great Books podcast, a National Review production, here.

What Is the Role of a Museum in One of Polarized America’s Most Purple States? Oklahoma Contemporary Offers a Case Study

My article “What Is the Role of a Museum in One of Polarized America’s Most Purple States? Oklahoma Contemporary Offers a Case Study” appears in artnet. View this post on Instagram The architect Rand Elliott in front of Oklahoma Contemporary (CC @randelliottarch @okcontemporary) A post shared by Menachem Wecker (@mwecker) on Mar 12, 2020 at […]

How a Smithsonian researcher reinterpreted Rumpelstiltskin for the #MeToo era

My article “How a Smithsonian researcher reinterpreted Rumpelstiltskin for the #MeToo era” appears in Washington Post Magazine.

Should the best artists of the Renaissance be defined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

My article “Should the best artists of the Renaissance be defined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” appears on the NBC website.

Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’

My article “Marketing overshadows scholarship in museum display of alleged ‘St. Francis Missal’” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

10 Beginner’s Tips for How to See—and Understand—the Rich Complexities of Byzantine Textiles

My article “10 Beginner’s Tips for How to See—and Understand—the Rich Complexities of Byzantine Textiles” appears in artnet.

Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

My article “Alfred Jarry’s ‘King Ubu’ Inspired Everyone From the Dadaists to the Beatles—and His Fascist Buffoon Is Now More Relevant Than Ever,” about an Alfred Jarry exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, appears in artnet.

A Night at the Museum for All

For this feature in Hadassah magazine, “A Night at the Museum for All,” I got in touch with some 50 U.S. Jewish and Holocaust museums to ask about their programming for visitors with disabilities almost 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The museums’ offerings, it turns out, are quite uneven.

The Saint Andy Warhol

My article “The Saint Andy Warhol” appears in Playboy magazine.

Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo

My article “Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo” appears in National Catholic Reporter in the EarthBeat section.

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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