A Beatles exhibit aims to make ‘Get Back’ a museum experience
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has organized a show based on Peter Jackson’s acclaimed docuseries.
One of history’s most seductive and troubling representations of race
At the Met in New York, an in-depth look at Carpeaux’s “Why Born Enslaved!”, a marble bust depicting an enslaved woman.
In the galleries: Voyages through time, space and the seas
Three exhibits focus on oceanic views grounded in past events and environmental messages.
Donatello gets the Michelangelo treatment in Florence
A rare retrospective at two venues in Italy reveals how the “Donatello earthquake" changed art forever.
A portrait competition that stretches the definition of a likeness
The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial portrait competition, ‘The Outwin 2022,’ suggests that identity is forever emerging.
In long-awaited Philip Guston show, great art comes with a warning
The ‘Philip Guston Now’ exhibition, controversially postponed in 2020, has finally launched its four-city tour.
Behind this picture’s intimacy, a complex portrait of the artist
Njideka Akunyili Crosby makes artworks that transcend the narrow-mindedness of identity politics.
Smithsonian updates collection policy to promote ethical returns
Each Smithsonian museum will establish procedures that fit their individual collections.
The Library of Congress owns 15 million photos. 400 are on view now.
At the Library of Congress, the exhibition 'Not an Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library' spotlights its photo holdings.
Hermann Nitsch, Austrian artist of the avant-garde, dies at 83
His blood-splattered canvases and ritualistic performances involving animal slaughter and crucifixion sparked scandal and sensation in the art world for more than half a century.
A great Venice Biennale unfolds, against all the odds
The latest edition of the world’s pre-eminent contemporary art event, delayed by a year, is one of the most compelling in recent memory.
In the galleries: Where simple techniques reveal complex visions
A three-artist show illustrates kinetic and meditative imagery.
At the Freer Gallery, a refreshing look at rule-breaking Zen monks
The works on view at the National Museum of Asian Art's Freer Gallery convey an irreverent spirit.
At the Whitney Biennial, mostly serious work for a serious age
Delayed by the pandemic, the nation's premier biennial returns with a sobering look at our world.
Phillips Collection show commemorates victims of domestic violence
Puerto Rico-born, Washington-based artist Marta Pérez García's installation "Restos-Traces" commemorates victims of domestic violence with hand-formed paper figures.