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Essays

Go deeper. Read what curators, artists, and others have to say about the art they make, study, collect, and restore.

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Richard Mayhew, Delusions, 2000
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Kai Althoff, Untitled, 2013
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Leonora Carrington, The Kitchen Garden on the Eyot, 1946
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Michelle Stuart, Spiral Notebook, 1975
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Noah Purifoy, Drum Song, 1966 and Rags and Old Iron II (After Nina Simone), 1989
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Rebecca Belmore, Tarpaulin No. 1, 2018
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Kay Sage, Midnight Street, 1944
an installation with a cube of tvs mounted on a wall
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Nam June Paik: Kinship, Collaboration, and Commemoration
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Grace McCann Morley and the Modern Museum
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Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), Columna (Column), 7l/9, 1971
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Frank Smigiel on Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal (Judith Butler)
Archival black and white photograph of a gallery, Potter Morley
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Grace McCann Morley: Defending and Diversifying Modern Art
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Spanning Time and Place in Joan Mitchell’s The Bridge
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Bright Life and Warm Ground in Joan Mitchell’s Girolata Triptych
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The Grain of Pop in Richard Artschwager’s Portrait of Holly
Installation image of Susan Meiselas' 20 dirhams or 1 photo
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Exchange Rates: 20 dirhams or 1 photo?
A painting featuring a Caucasian man painting a bird on a canvas, Magritte
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Self-Portrait as Anonymous Artist
Charles Eames teleconferencing man
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Designing the Digital Self
Black and white portrait of a young Caucasian man with brown hair sitting before a painting of a target, Rauschenberg
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Rauschenberg, with Affection
A black and white photograph showing a Caucasian man and woman in a 1940s subway car, Walker Evans
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The Art of the Oxymoron: The Vernacular Style of Walker Evans
Sean McFarland thumbnail
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Sean McFarland
A box with a translucent lid and wire outside on the floor
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K.r.m. Mooney
Liam Everett thumbnail
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Liam Everett
Lindsey White thumbnail
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Lindsey White
Interwoven colored stripes against a beige background
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Alicia McCarthy
Artwork detail
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Wide Open Publics: Tracing Grace McCann Morley’s San Francisco
A white gallery space featuring photographs and writing
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Desire in Diaspora: Emily Jacir
Artist installation
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Rudolf Frieling on The Refusal of Time
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Illusion and Fantasy in Sigmar Polke’s Untitled (2003)
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New Work: Nevin Aladağ
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Bruce Conner, THUMB PRINT, April 26, 1965
chair and table with wood grain swirls in a gallery
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Richard Artschwager, Table and Chair
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Richard Artschwager, Building Riddled with Listening Devices (Alpha) and (Beta)
Triptych composed of three panels of formica on wood
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Richard Artschwager, Triptych III
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Richard Artschwager, Horizon
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Ursula von Rydingsvard, hej-duk, 2003
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David Hammons, Untitled (dung), 1983–85
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New Work: Rodney McMillian
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New Work: Kerry Tribe
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Merging Feeling and Object in Joan Mitchell’s Poem Pastels