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The Dark Comic Arts of Daniel Clowes

My review, which carries the subhed “Chicago Exhibit Raises Questions of Jewish Identity and Parental Oversight,” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Here’s the lede: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s exhibit “Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes” (on view through October 13) ought to come with a parental advisory about its explicit content. […]

Artful pews, Theaster Gates’ 13th Ballad @ MCA Chicago

On her blog From Under the Fig Tree, Jenna Weissman Joselit, director of the Program in Judaic Studies at George Washington University, writes on “how fascinating wood can be as a medium of artistic expression,” and on an exhibit in New York which included seats inspired by “the backless prayer benches built by the Shakers […]

Silence is golden in Lang’s ‘Whisper Opera’

When most people think of operas, they think of booming voices, elaborate sets and costumes, and all the other accoutrements that go along with the proverbial fat lady singing. David Lang has other ideas. His Whisper Opera, which I caught at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in late May and which is scheduled for […]

  • 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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