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Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist at Whitney Museum of American Art, October 2, 2015 - January 17, 2016

“Archibald Motley offers a fascinating glimpse into a modernity filtered through the colored lens and foci of a subjective African American urban perspective. Fusing psychology, a philosophy of race, upheavals of class demarcations, and unconventional optics, Motley’s art wedged itself between, on the one hand, a Jazz Age set of iconographic cultural passages, and on the other hand, an American version of Weimar Germany.” — Richard J. 495 more words


Krasner At the Whitney

Lee Krasner’s 1957 painting fills a wall at the new Whitney in the show, America Is Hard to See.

Lee Krasner, The Seasons, 1957… 12 more words



By Laura Zaharia

We recently started a new academic year—a new beginning, a chance to start out fresh. As I thought about fresh starts in the art community for my very first blog post, the… 461 more words


Edward Hopper

[1]The artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is hard to classify. We think of Hopper as a modern painter. However, he continues a trend in American painting going back to William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. 787 more words


My Thursday Night at the Whitney

(above:  The Hudson River with New Jersey buildings–from the South side, 5th floor, of the Whitney.  Photo taken around 7:00 pm., which is why buildings are in shadow.) 495 more words

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