The New York Times • 2012


Stretching Her Creativity as Far as Possible
Arts & Leisure, Dec. 2, 2012
The work of the artist Agnes Denes, in all its variety, is being introduced to new audiences in shows on both coasts.
Slide Show: Good at Math

Fragrances as Art, Displayed Squirt by Squirt
Weekend, Nov. 16, 2012
A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, "The Art of Scent: 1889-2012," showcases 12 fragrances that demonstrate the evolution of modern perfumery.

Battlefield Images, Taking No Prisoners
Arts & Leisure, Nov. 11, 2012
An exhibition on war photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, comprising about 500 objects, brings us closer to the daily realities of armed conflict.

When Artifact 'Became' Art
Fine Arts special section, Oct. 28, 2012
"African Art, New York and the Avant- Garde," an exhibit at the Met, focuses on 1914-32, when African art gained importance in the New York art world.

Rediscovering Someone Recognized
Arts & Leisure, Oct. 21, 2012
The works of the sculptor Melvin Edwards have been rediscovered, as evidenced by some recent shows.
Slide Show: 'Now Dig This!'

Always Ready With a Barb
Weekend, Sept. 28, 2012 • cover story
Camille Paglia, critic and provocateur, has a new book on art history. She also hates the Met's Egyptian galleries.

Beyond Dogs: A Woodsman Explores Roots
Arts & Leisure, July 29, 2012
"Hello Nature," an exhibition in Maine, takes a look at another side of William Wegman, an artist known for his photographs of dogs.
Slide Show: Hello Nature
Video: 'William Wegman's Wilderness:' A visit with the artist William Wegman and his dogs at their home in Maine.

The South from Many Angles
Arts & Leisure, June 24, 2012
"Picturing the South," an exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, features photographs of the region.

A Bridge's Golden Years
Arts & Leisure, June 10, 2012
For the show "International Orange" artists from San Francisco and elsewhere celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary with photographs, sound sculptures and crepe-paper gowns.
Video: Bill Fontana's 'Acoustical Visions'

Portraits of War
Arts & Leisure, May 27, 2012 • cover story • featured on home page
A group of artists are tracing the long path of rehabilitation by drawing wounded service members.
Video: Drawing Warriors
Slide Show: Tracing the Path of Rehabilitation

Renaissance in an Industrial Shadow
Arts & Leisure, May 6, 2012
Buffalo in the 1970s was a scene rich with artists. Now it's the subject of "Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s," at the Albright-Knox museum.
Video: Steina Vasulka's "Orbital Obsessions"  
Video: Paul Sharits's "Dream Displacement"

Humanity's Discomfort, Punctured With a Pen
Arts & Leisure, April 1, 2012 • cover story
The cartoonist Daniel Clowes receives his first museum retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California beginning April 14. The show will then go on tour.
Video: The Cartoonist's Goal: The best-selling graphic novelist Daniel Clowes talks about his art.

Painting by Numbers, to Whitney Biennial
Arts & Leisure, March 25, 2012
Andrew Masullo, a painter whose works are at the Whitney through May 27, invokes Harry S. Truman in explaining his sense of duty as a creator.
Slide Show: Color and Light 

Meet the New Boss, in the Shadow of the Old Boss
Museums, March 15, 2012
Museum directors who take over from long-serving predecessors face challenges that can be both exciting and unnerving.

Set Aside a Day for Museums? Minnesota Thinks Bigger
Museums, March 15, 2012
Minnesota's first Museums Month will begin in May, an event that's expected to become an annual celebration of cultural institutions.

Puppies, Paintings and Philosophers
Arts & Leisure, March 4, 2012
Adam Lerner, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, likes to mix things up, which has led to more donations, increased membership, and sold-out programs.
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What Happened at Those Happenings?
Arts & Leisure, Feb. 5, 2012
In advance of the Pace exhibition "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963," some of the creators and participants of those fabled events spoke about their lasting influence.
Slide Show: 'Happenings: New York, 1958-1963

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