Frances Brent’s most recent book is The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson.
A Louise Bourgeois show at the Jewish Museum and a new biography of Lucian Freud may provide the answer
How the midcentury modernism of J.D. Salinger and George Segal reflected an American Jewish generation
And finding him—in Vilnius
The enigmatic, influential benefactor of the arts comes home to the temple of modernism he once shunned
European and American modernism woven into the warp and weft of grief
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.
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
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
The Jewish Museum’s current show gives viewers a second chance to ‘see her light,’ and to see the socialite and troubled daughter behind the art
The 96-year-old doyenne of the jewel-encrusted clutch gets a glittering new show at New York’s Museum of Art and Design
A superb exhibit of works by the French designer and architect shows the promise and peril of 20th-century Modernism
Or, how a nice Jewish girl got her nose broken by her bad boyfriend
Polish artist Monika Weiss’ ‘post-memory’ project in Zielona Góra asks who owns past Jewish suffering
By looking broadly at early Soviet photography and film in ‘The Power of Pictures,’ a new exhibit turns away from Soviet Jews and their specific struggle to avoid being lost to history
For a century, it’s been a camp for (mostly) Jewish girls—but not a Jewish camp
Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’
Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
A tribute to the great Italian-Jewish memory artist, and enemy of Fascism, who died six years ago this week
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