Category Archives: Video

Fertile Crescent Challenges Stereotypes of Middle Eastern Women

On a midsummer day, Ferris Olin and Judy Brodsky sit on Brodsky’s Princeton deck, surrounded by hydrangeas that have just opened their enormous white blooms. The co-founders and co-directors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers are updating … Continue reading

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Black Moon

As Amie Siegel’s video “Black Moon” opens, a group of beautiful California yoga moms dressed in glamorous army fatigues walks stealthily through an abandoned suburbia, rifles at the ready. On view at Boston’s ICA, this is a quasi-science-fiction movie featuring  … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

Entering the galleries of Princeton University Art Museum, one is greeted at first by familiar sights: Monet’s “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge” and Toulouse Lautrec’s “The Sacred Grove” – both landscapes in the traditional sense. Nobody’s Property, on view through … Continue reading

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On the Big Screen

One of the great surprises of the end of the summer on the Princeton University campus — and a great treat for returning students and faculty — is the large-screen projection of Doug Aiken’s Migration in front of the Art … Continue reading

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Modern and Contemporary

Princeton University Art Museum has made a major commitment to modern and contemporary art by appointing Kelly Baum the first Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Previously assistant curator of contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art at … Continue reading

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Back to Black

Yesterday, I went to see Starburst, the blockbuster exhibit on color photography from the 1970s at the Princeton University Art Museum. (Stay tuned for my story on this.)  I am reading the catalog foreword by Aaron Betsky, director of the … Continue reading

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Kiss of the Spiderwoman

We’re mourning the death of sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who this week died at the age of 98. Here’s what I wrote about her a few years ago, on the occasion of an exhibit at the Fabric Museum and Workshop in … Continue reading

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Going Postal

Henri Rousseau painted his amazing jungle scenes while working  as a tax collector in Paris. Herb Vogel worked as a postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, worked as a librarian as they managed to build an impressive art collection. Labyrinth … Continue reading

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