Donald Sultan’s “Disaster Paintings” at SAAM

July 26, 2017

In the 1980s, the painter Donald Sultan began a series of industrial landscapes that he called “Disaster Paintings,” transforming images from newspapers into large-scale, heavily wrought monuments to industrial devastation […]

Markus Lüpertz at the Phillips, Hirshhorn

July 12, 2017

The Hirshhorn just opened a major exhibition of rock-star Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the museum’s third in five years. It is a highly personal landscape of political dissent, a sly, […]

Jackson Art Center Hits Another Bump

There’s good news and there’s maybe bad news about the Jackson Art Center’s proposed 20-year lease renewal. The nonprofit artists’ collective has occupied the historic Jackson School building at 3050 […]

Bazille at the National Gallery

June 21, 2017

  About two years ago, I flew to South Africa to visit my mother’s family (she moved to America shortly before I was born). The last time I had visited […]