| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Take a close look at Untitled (pictured) by Ahmed Alsoudani, a celebrated artist whose recent work was featured prominently in Venice, Italy, and ask yourself: what does this have to do with being an Iraqi-born American? Well, everything. Alsoudani was...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Like Canaletto or Bernardo Bellotto, Kim Schoenstadt is a view painter. Her work records complex urban landscapes. Unlike her 18th century forebears, however, who lived in a world where visual perception was being elastically...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Controversial: The National Portrait Gallery in Washington has removed a video work depicting a crucified Jesus covered in ants that certain politicians had criticized. The video was part of the Smithsonian's "Hide/Seek" exhibition. (The Washington Post)...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
An extraordinary embellished scroll opens "Imagining the Past in France: 1250-1500," the similarly extraordinary exhibition recently opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It introduces one of the strangest, most coercive if successful ideas to have taken...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nationâs finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
How do you describe a year-long, three-curator, four-phase, multiple-artist collaborative project that involves building layers upon layers of painting on the gallery walls—-and then exposing the core geologic layer in the form of an abstract...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Reedman, Montreal resident and Bon Iver bandmember Colin Stetson’s latest solo release, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, has earned some rave reviews — Pitchfork gave it an 8.2 — and it’s no wonder: recorded live in single takes...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:59 AM
There's nothing like seeing a couple of great performers at an intimate venue in your hometown.
The Manhattan-based Emily Wells came out onstage wearing a giraffe head, then sat behind a table where she stayed the whole evening, creating beats,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:41 AM
On September 6, Xiu Xiu released a 7-inch with an original song — "Daphny," the story of a friend who was raped while in police custody told in dramatic stop-start fashion — and a cover of Rhianna's "Only Girl (In the World)," a dissonant...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
If you haven't heard, rocker Patti Smith’s photography will soon hang at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
More good news: the rock icon will play a show on Oct. 20, with longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye and Smith's daughter, Jesse, on piano. You can buy...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On their latest album, 2009's Eskimo Snow, Anticon recording artists WHY? (pictured) leave their hip-hop roots behind, focusing instead on well-crafted songs crooned mostly in throaty middle registers over fingerpicked guitars and vibey arpeggios....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The new exhibition at the Amistad Center, which draws from its permanent collection of sheet music (including Harold K. Simon and Michael Todd's Hot Mikado with Bill Robinson and Hassard Short from 1939, pictured), albums, war propaganda, news clippings,...