Tag Archives: Elizabeth Weinberg

Virtual Reality

Everett

The Yale University Art Gallery isn’t the sort of place you expect to find a pregnant woman in nothing but her underwear. But there she is, on a chair against a wall, just past the gallery’s Herb and Dorothy Vogel …

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Body and Soul

Sculpture of Nicola Hicks at Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art you know is bright and expansive, filled with landscapes of moody heath and crashing seas, with portraits of Georgian-era women and Elizabethan dignitaries and paintings that bring Greek myths to life.…

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A Look Before We Leap

Daily Nutmeg Photo Collage

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?

That opening question of the nostalgia-riddled Scottish folk song “Auld Lang Syne,”…

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Heat Included

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, dramatizing the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. David Černý’s vandalism-as-art pink Soviet tank in the center of Prague. Barbara Kruger’s textual collages and photographs, like…

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See and B.C.

Précis du Système Hiéroglyphique des Anciens

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, construction of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt threatened ancient monuments and artifacts along the banks of the Nile River with flooding. The Egyptian and Sudanese governments requested help from the…

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A Rich Seam

Denise Lysak and Robert Reynolds outside Reynolds Fine Art

Ninth Square’s character has changed dramatically since Reynolds Fine Art gallery opened two and a half years ago. Curatorial director Robert Reynolds has noticed “a lot more foot traffic” compared to those first days, and the art-viewing…

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Play by Play

Alex Trow and Sarah Manton in Owners. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2013.

At the end of the first act of Yale Repertory Theatre’s Owners, the stage falls silent as one character’s mother, an older woman addled by dementia, slowly and shakily makes a cup of tea. Amid the play’s barrage of …

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Stay Tooned

Sidney Harris with his new book

The New Yorker is famous for its incisive, engaging journalism, but somehow it’s the inky black-and-white “gag cartoons” scattered throughout each issue that form the core of the magazine’s iconography.…

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Collecting Calls

"Studies of Herb and Dorothy Vogel" by Will Barnet

Why does a person start collecting art? To make money, perhaps, or to show the world one’s impeccable taste. Or maybe to support a beloved artist and to share that work with the rest of the world.

In Dorothy and …

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