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Volume 33 no 4 March-April 2019

In this issue: Zero-Sum Culture: Jorge M Benitez The disease of Grade Inflation: Stephen Luecking Exhibit Heightens Gaugin Myth: Jane Addams Allen Ayn Rand – A Defence for the Indefensible: Frances Oliver Museum politics in Toronto:  Rae Johnson Frank Gehry at 90: Lili Lihting Your  letters. Editorial by Derek Guthrie Scouting the blogs with Miklos Legrady Recommended reading Bentonville: Daniel …

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Marking the Infinite:

Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia   The Phillips Collection: Marking the Infinite, spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work …

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Glenstone Penitentiary

Intensely anticipated by the New York and DC art community, October 4 marked the public opening of the Mitch and Emily Rales’ Foundation’s “Pavilions”. Billing itself as the latest U.S. non-profit museum, it may not qualify as a museum at all. According to the International Council of Museums, a worldwide body of museum professionals a museum is “a non-profit permanent …

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Francisco Toledo: Mexico’s Psyche

Once again Washington DC’s largely insensitive and lax art community has seen an art maestro come and go. Francisco Toledo, hailing and thriving in Oaxaca Mexico, celebrated throughout the world, stirred not a yawn in the Washington DC art scene. He should have. The work of Toledo is primal, pyscho-sexual abundance, sub-conscious disruption and beauty. He works in many media …

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Cézanne and the End of Art

Ordinarily one does not finish a book because it is good. Usually, one tires with the monotony of its language and casts it mightily aside. This is not the case with Donald Kuspit’s The End of Art. I am taking a break from it because it is too good, it scares me. The book is brilliant and intense and to …

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Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History

The arrival of Markus Lupertz to Washington D.C. was a watershed moment for the artists of Washington D.C. but, alas, another visit to the Road Show D.C. came and went, in passive silence. Although two of Washington’s most noted museums featured their main stages for such a World renown figure in European art,[ a feat in itself] hardly a word scrambled …

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