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Cretaceous Park Titans

Cretaceous Park Titans

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Earth’s  is more recent than the Jurassic Era popularized by the biggest dinosaur movies of all time, but it featured a more diverse dinosaur population than its preceding period. This coming weekend, the American Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibition in its Fossil Halls featuring a cast of a […]

A Concise But Wide-Ranging Pollock Show at MoMA

A Concise But Wide-Ranging Pollock Show at MoMA

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954,” the Museum of Modern Art offers what it terms “a concise but detailed survey” of this abstract impressionist American painter. The exhibition, which runs from November 22 through March 16 in the second floor Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, traces his evolution […]

Sober Reflection in Japan’s Age of Uncertainty

Sober Reflection in Japan’s Age of Uncertainty

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Following World War II, Japan enjoyed rapid industrialization and an economic surge. The mood there, however, became tinged with anxiety in the early 1950s when the US–Japan Security Treaty (Anpo) formalized a continued American military presence within the island nation’s borders. By the late ‘60s, this tension had escalated to the point […]

Cooper-Hewitt Examines the Art of Poster Making

Cooper-Hewitt Examines the Art of Poster Making

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Going back more than 100 years, the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, examines the variety of ways in which poster artists have employed basic principles of composition, visual perception, and storytelling to create their work. The exhibit, which runs through January 24 and includes more than 125 pieces from the museum’s […]

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