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In our December interview with Terry Teachout, the veteran contributor to COMMENTARY and horizon regular discusses the New York Philharmonic’s trip to North ...

America’s cultural institutions have been quietly selling off their art collections, and bad publicity—however shrill or indignant—seems no deterrent. One year ago, Philadelphia’s Thomas...

After expressionism comes minimalism. Whether or not this is always the case, it is so in museum design, where flamboyant gesture is now out...

An old saying in Europe goes that British people “take their pleasures sadly”; an update might add that the French take theirs violently. On the...

According to the London Times, “Shibboleth,” the Tate Modern’s new installation, has already claimed its first victims. Last week, three visitors fell into the...

Can anybody explain the New York Times’s infatuation with Christoph Büchel, the Swiss artist now embroiled in a lawsuit with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary...

The poet of putrefaction strikes again. Or should one say festers again? Since Damien Hirst first achieved notoriety in 1990 by placing a rotting cow’s...

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts pulled off an audacious feat of showmanship last Friday. As it announced its acquisition of the Manton collection...

It would be too much to expect that Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress and recently (re)incarcerated drunk driver, would inspire a great work of art....

Strange as it sounds, this summer’s “must see” art exhibition is a “may not see.” Training Ground for Democracy, a colossal installation by the Swiss...

We rank baseball players by their batting averages and Hollywood films by their box office receipts, but what about artists? Can we judge their performance...

To mark the centenary of Pablo Picasso’s seminal painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the Museum of Modern Art has organized a small but choice exhibition. Les...