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Crocs

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies looks left for politics as usual

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Lincoln Kirstein at MoMA

The enigmatic, influential benefactor of the arts comes home to the temple of modernism he once shunned

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Mizrahi.

Isaac Mizrahi’s new ‘I.M.’ is a classic Jewish memoir of rebelling against stifling expectations to flourish in American possibility

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Jules Feiffer on Howard Schultz’s New Cup of Coffee

Feiffer’s American Follies heats up

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

On the celebrated cartoonist’s 90th birthday, a dance to beginnings

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Soutine Is the Kafka of Painting

Twinned artistic prophecies of the destruction of the Jewish people in Europe, on Chaim Soutine’s 125th birthday

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Anni Albers’ Fabric of Belief at the Tate

European and American modernism woven into the warp and weft of grief

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The Armadillo Menorah

A miracle of lights in Texas

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Philip Johnson Was Very Nazi

A new biography, ‘The Man in the Glass House,’ shows why it’s hard to ignore the authoritarian characteristics of some of the architect’s more celebrated work, and why the relationship between aesthetics and morality will forever be fraught

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Gay, Communist, Yiddish Utopia

Artist Yevgeniy Fiks believes in a future of Yiddish-speaking space colonies

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Marc Chagall and the People’s Art School in Vitebsk Reunion

Old conflicts in the air and on display at the Jewish Museum

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Martha Rosler’s ‘Irrespective’

The iconic Brooklyn-based artist celebrates a new survey of her work at the Jewish Museum

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Dressing for Paradise

Was Frida Kahlo Jewish, and does it matter? A blockbuster show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum brings the Mexican artist’s contradictions to life.

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

Introducing a new monthly strip

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Lew the Jew’s Tattoos

Devoted acolyte and fellow tattooer Don Ed Hardy talks about his rare collection of Lew the Jew memorabilia, on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco

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Delacroix and the Jews of North Africa

At the Met’s blockbuster show opening this weekend in New York, the French painter’s ethnographic and orientalizing gaze on a precarious people

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Tupac’s Corset

Artist Zoë Buckman describes how and why she embroiders late rappers’ lyrics onto lingerie

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The End of Middle-Class Art

What concentrations of wealth unseen since the Gilded Age have wrought on the global art market, and what they portend for the future

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The Cross and the Tallit

Israeli photographer Benyamin Reich channels his ultra-Orthodox upbringing into haunting images of faith and transgression

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The Diary of Anne

The very private non-Holocaust-related life of Anne Frank: teenage manga girl, tampon-marketer, European traveler, and emblem of the twin evils of war and intolerance—and the Japanese ‘culture of apology’

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Nice Boy Shares Toy

A dispatch from David Levinthal’s doll-house diorama factory, where the photographer plays with the line between real and pretend

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A Family History of Mer-Kup, a Modernist Hub in Mexico City

How my great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant to Mexico, became a champion of artists like Mathias Goeritz, Sebastián, and José Luis Cuevas

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Chaim Soutine, Modernist Master of Flesh, at the Jewish Museum

The superb show of 32 paintings, opening this week, highlights the painter’s fascination with the dreadful spectacle of death, and the splendor of his artistry

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Red Army Veterans

May Day: Portraits of the Jewish soldiers who fought in World War II under the flag of Communism

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Jewish Contraptions

National Poetry Month: A poetical Bay Area exhibit brings together California Jewish artists who make wonky machines, ‘anxious objects,’ and other kinetic commentaries on the ‘labor-saving devices’ of our current entanglement

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German Art Without Jews

A pair of exhibits, one at Harvard Art Museums, the other at New York’s Neue Galerie, try to read the signs of a coming conflagration and its attendant guilt in works made under the rise and fall of National Socialism

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The Kabbalah of Rothko

In the gap between transcendental and concrete experience, 48 years after the painter’s death

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Female Agency and Rococo Perversion

Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s ‘Young Girl Reading:’ mindful and contemplative, perhaps even a proto-feminist?

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A Modigliani Revival

The cruelties and achievements of the painter’s short but intense Bohemian life, on view at the Jewish Museum in New York and Tate Modern in London

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