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Art historian Greta Berman has been on the liberal arts faculty since 1979.
Articles by Greta Berman
Storied W.P.A. Murals Returned to Prominence
Harlem Hospital has re-restored its Works Progress Administration murals and administrators say they’ll soon be open to the public.
Discovering the Folk Art Museum
The superb American Folk Art Museum’s exhibition on enigmatic 19th-century painter William Matthew Prior has garnered much praise.
Revisiting the Rinpa Aesthetic at the Met
“Designing Nature: the Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art,” a quirky, ultimately triumphant show, is at the Met Museum.
A Who’s Who of Early Abstraction at MoMA
MoMA’s current show “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925” is almost tailor-made for Juilliard performers and composers, as well as those of us in the liberal arts. It ...
Seeing China’s Buddhist Cave Sculpture in Context
Paradoxically, the current exhibition of sixth-century Chinese Buddhist cave sculpture at the N.Y.U. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World allows us to witness ...
African Art and Modernism at the Met
Everyone with the slightest interest in modern art knows how powerfully African art impacted Picasso, Braque, Brancusi, Modigliani, the German Expressionists, and countless others. Numerous ...
Blindness Is Another Way of Seeing
At a conference sponsored by the organization Art Beyond Sight and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the writer learns new ways of seeing.
The Jewish Museum Takes a Look at Edouard Vuillard Paintings
The extraordinary exhibition “Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940” focuses on collectors and patrons and their influence on modern art, and it follows ...
Naoto Nakagawa: Art as Hope After a Disaster
When New York-based painter Naoto Nakagawa heard about the earthquake and tsunami that hit his native Japan on March 11, 2011, his initial reaction was ...
The Dutch and the Art of Close Observation
If you go to the Morgan Library’s exhilarating exhibition “Rembrandt’s World: Dutch Drawings From the Clement C. Moore Collection” expecting to see a lot of ...
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