Latest from Sebastian Smee
Renata Busettini and Max Ferrero’s photos reveal real people dealing with harsh economic conditions.
  • Oct 24, 2020
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Hélio Oiticica found poetry in the layers of a cape, but his real focus was marginalized people.
  • Oct 21, 2020
Kaywin Feldman’s decision to postpone a traveling show with anti-racist KKK images continues to reverberate.
  • Oct 16, 2020
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The great Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck painted “Crucifixion” and “Last Judgment” panels at the end of his life.
  • Oct 14, 2020
Controversies seem to erupt almost weekly over diversity of collections, staff equity and access — all amid declining budgets.
  • Oct 12, 2020
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What is the relationship between the energy of artists, wealthy collectors and society at large? ‘American Collectors’ presents a fascinating case from 1968.
  • Oct 7, 2020
“Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” at the New Museum in January, brings to fruition the vision of Okwui Enwezor.
  • Oct 6, 2020
The museum plans to spend the money to advance its vision of racial justice and equity.
  • Oct 2, 2020
Darren Walker backed the postponement of a Philip Guston show at the National Gallery, then went on Twitter to say he was sorry for using the term “tone deaf.”
  • Oct 1, 2020
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Elizabeth Nourse’s 1891 painting is so tender, so probing, so lacking in ego that it shames any attempt to find words for it.
  • Sep 30, 2020