Monthly archives of “February 2018

Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs at The Met Fifth Avenue, through April 7, 2018

“A member of the “international set” in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering art, portrait, and fashion photographer, known for creating images that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. The “quicksilver brilliance” that characterized de Meyer’s art led fellow photographer… Read More

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portraits of Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama, On View in the Galleries Beginning Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. Before President Obama’s departure from office, he and Mrs. Obama selected Wiley and Sherald to paint their likenesses for the… Read More

Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater at MASS MoCA, through November 2018

“In Maneater, Houston, Texas based artist Natasha Bowdoin creates her largest-ever cut paper and collage installation, which investigates the intersections of the visual, the experiential, and the literary, treating language and nature as kindred phenomena. Referencing such sources as Golden Age children’s book illustrations, 19th-century botanical drawings, floral textile patterns, lunar maps, and prints of underwater… Read More