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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.

Amid rising anti-Semitism, Orthodox Jews weigh safety with being conspicuously Jewish

My article “Amid rising anti-Semitism, Orthodox Jews weigh safety with being conspicuously Jewish” appears in Religion News Service.

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.

Blurring the lines between rulers and saints

My article on the National Gallery of Art (Washington) show “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” and the Frick Collection (N.Y.) show “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Was John Singer Sargent a Virtuoso Draughtsman?

My article “Was John Singer Sargent a Virtuoso Draughtsman?” appears in artnet.

New York State Cracks Down on Jewish Schools

My article appears in Education Next. Here’s the beginning: When the New York Times ran an article headlined “Do Children Get a Subpar Education in Yeshivas? New York Says It Will Finally Find Out,” the newspaper illustrated the piece with a photo of a Jewish school in Queens. An administrator from that school promptly complained […]

Exhibit suggests ‘peaceful pluralism’ among ancient Jews, Christians and pagans

My article “Exhibit suggests ‘peaceful pluralism’ among ancient Jews, Christians and pagans,” about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East,” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The Wreck of the Jewish Museum

My article “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” appears in Mosaic magazine. Here’s the response from Tom Freudenheim, former assistant secretary for museums at the Smithsonian Institutions, former director of the museum program at the National Endowment for the Arts, and former director of several museums. Here’s a second response from Edward Rothstein, critic-at-large 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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