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Fordham endures disputes over faculty health care, unionizing

My article appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: NEW YORK — Over coffee at Rex, the hip, Upper West Side shop that Fordham University students haunt, Kyle Pritz, 28, pauses to hold his glasses up sideways. It looks as if something has taken a bite out of the piece of the plastic temple […]

(National Catholic Reporter) Exhibit charts Brazil’s untrodden historical and religious ground

My article, “Exhibit charts Brazil’s untrodden historical and religious ground,” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s a selection: … Like many of the works that hang in the exhibition’s display cases and on temporary walls, it is colorful and lively. But as visitors meander through the exhibition and take a closer look, the joyful gives […]

The beauty and eccentricity of Piero, a neglected Renaissance artist

The 400th anniversary of the death of the Greek painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos — more commonly known as El Greco — was met with a flurry of exhibitions last year. In late 2014, New York’s Frick Collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art each showed an exhibit of works by […]

Exhibit encourages viewers, religious and secular, to ‘Meet Mary’

One of the best places to learn about the tools and techniques that medieval artists employed to create illuminated manuscripts is their depictions of saints writing and illustrating sacred texts. In art, when St. Luke represents the Virgin, he typically clutches a paintbrush or quill in his hand, and he often stands or sits at […]

Philadelphia seminary to sell art collection

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia has announced that it will sell seven of its important paintings as part of a campus-wide consolidation plan. Six of the works are by 19th-century painter Thomas Eakins, whose work titled “The Gross Clinic” sold for $68 million in 2008. Christie’s has been hired to sell five Eakins works: […]

  • 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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