The Museums We Deserve
On the distinguishing qualities of two of Washington’s most prominent art venues.
‘Della Robbia: Sculpting With Color in Renaissance Florence’ Review
They were among the most accomplished of Florence’s Renaissance sculptors, making divine beauty out of humble materials.
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.