A Closer Look at the Fragile Beauty of Chinese Painting

It always feels like early autumn in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chinese painting galleries. The lighting is warm but low; decor is wheat-beige and hazelnut-brown. Despite the sparks of color, the ink and brush illustrations are visually subdued; images can be difficult to read even from a short distance. And although the galleries have …

Tirzah’s One-of-a-kind Pop Embraces the Beauty of Uncertainty

Some pop artists amplify familiar, universal feelings: tender moments in love, the agonizing pain of heartbreak. But others want us to listen with different ears. They ask us to release control, to resist the urge to fully understand music – to linger in the experience of melody, emotion, and sound, even if we don’t fully …