All that’s Gehrish
Serious biographies probe deeply; they examine their subjects with a gimlet eye; they are rigorously analytical; they document their statements. They are fair and judicial. Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry does none of these things.
Museum press releases rarely boast about the purchase of a new toilet. The one recently acquired by the Guggenheim Museum, however, is no standard-issue Kohler.
What’s Wrong with the Humanities?
The humanities are declining because too many humanities scholars are alienating students and the public with their opacity, triviality, and irrelevance.
Breaking the Bonds of the Past
Hiram Powers’s ‘The Greek Slave’ helped shape American arts, politics and taste.
‘Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice’ Review
It’s time art history acknowledged Carlo Crivelli’s greatness.
VIDEO: Why We Need the Humanities
EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole participated as a respondent to a lecture sponsored by Princeton University’s James Madison Program, titled “Why We Need The Humanities.”
Letters to a Young Connoisseur
Kenneth Clark thanked Bernard Berenson for “emancipating” him from the intellectual fashions of the age.
CBS News: The Fight to Build a President Eisenhower Memorial
EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the controversial design for a planned memorial to President Eisenhower in Washington, D.C.
On “BEACH” at the National Building Museum, the Eisenhower Memorial, and the end of James Billington’s tenure as Librarian of Congress.
New York Survival Story
A new book tells the story of a “near-death experience” that threatened the future not only of the New York Public Library but of its vast collection of books, rare manuscripts, artifacts, and ephemera.