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Eating Together: Judy Chicago’s ‘Herstory’ at New Museum in NYC

Art heals. I spend a great deal of time reading and writing about that healing as critically as possible: How well and how much does art heal? When is it too late, when is it insufficient and when has it left out those who need it most? 

But in this immediate cultural moment, after news of an ongoing humanitarian crisis remains on our feeds, and New York City continues its own social struggles, I approached the New Museum’s Herstory, a first retrospective of American artist Judy Chicago, with nothing but the urgency to seek out art as a salve for this aching feeling.read more.

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 “Picasso-ble” Takeaways: “Pablo-Matic” at the Brooklyn Museum

This summer, The Brooklyn Museum opened an exhibition “sort of” about Picasso. Backlash, and “backlash to the backlash” commenced in its opening week. This rash of immediate criticism is what inspired me to visit “It’s Pablo-Matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby.” The curatorial team included Hannah, the stand-up comedian whose Peabody-winning 2018 special Nanette broke the comedy mold with a lengthy discussion of western art history (slides included). read more.

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My Dots Obsession: Inside a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The idea of infinity used to scare me. The idea that things just keep going—without stopping and without meaning—brought out a little bit of nihilism in me. Then I saw the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Her aptly named “Infinity Rooms” moved me to wonder and joy.

Yayoi fills a mirror-walled room with some kind of sculpture (whether it is her iconic yellow and black polka-dotted pumpkin, or sometimes just strings of lights).… read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Legacy of American Girl Dolls

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.… read more.

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Holiday Toys Revisited: The Power in Barbie’s Pink

If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.read more.

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Allison Green Helps Macy’s Create Holiday Magic in NYC Windows

11/17 UPDATE: Follow link to watch Macy’s 2022 windows unveiled live on NYC’s Fox5 🙂

“I use my grandmother’s sewing shears, and they’re right here with me,” exclaims an enthusiastic Allison Green as she wields what appears to be a pair of oversized scissors.

As shocking as this may seem, having intergenerational sewing materials is not an anomaly for Alli.… read more.

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