Latest from Philip Kennicott

Eight jewel-like works in a new exhibition underscore how bad Albert C. Barnes’s vision truly was.

  • Aug 13, 2019

The works of Toni Morrison, like those of other creators, persist beyond politics.

  • Aug 7, 2019

Now tragedy at Walmart is part of the iconography of our domestic war zones.

  • Aug 4, 2019

An exhibition explores how our rivers, and our earliest cities, still shape us today.

  • Aug 1, 2019

A Hirshhorn exhibit, “The Evidence Room,” spotlights the architecture of Auschwitz, exposing the many banal contributions of ordinary people “just following orders” to a colossal moral failure.

  • Jul 18, 2019

The Mall has always been a place for reconciliation. Not our new politics of cruelty.

  • Jul 3, 2019

An exhibition explores how whiteness was felt a century ago.

  • Jul 3, 2019

A critic discovers that a tour of the city isn’t the only way to appreciate the painter’s work.

  • Jun 27, 2019

The picture of the drowned father and daughter comes with a moral “off-ramp.” Don’t let anyone take it.

  • Jun 26, 2019

The Hirshhorn is addled by the shootings in Florida, and postpones plans to display a provocative art work on its exterior wall.

  • Feb 15, 2018
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