Slipping Away

Portrait of Jennie is a small film, as far as history goes. But the dreamlike fantasy has much to say – about tomorrow, today, life, death, and New York.

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Dancing in the Dark

In his cut-outs, it may seem like Matisse went from wild beast to tame decorator. But there's more to his dancers than meets the eye.

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Face Off

Did the invention of photography kill the painted portrait? Of course not.

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Solitary Pursuit

In the modern museum, moments of solitude and deep contemplation are rare. But when we find one, it is worth savoring.

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Our Apples, Ourselves

Cézanne set out to astonish Paris with an apple. In a new exhibition of his still lifes at the Barnes Foundation, we see that he was also grasping for the infinite.

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