Our critics sound off on some of their most striking visual art experiences this year.
Kathleen C. Stone
You will leave the museum stimulated by its provocative presentations of paint, photography, video, and words.
Lawren Harris is determined to present a static vision of the top of the continent, a version of nature that is stylized, austere, immobile, and eternal.
Even without museum commentary, Native Fashion Now is an important show – visually, socially, and politically.
These drawings are invitations to view the world in an active way, to encourage us to exercise (and stretch) our minds.
The show is unabashedly American in subject matter and form: Realism is as much an influence as Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and the other European –isms.
Rose Marasco’s strong sensibility is always at work, searching for contrasts to capture in her photos.
For these artists, African origin is the foundation that should guide the development of Cuba’s national personality and consciousness.
The fascinating exhibition Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles.
For many Americans, Cuba has an air of mystery, but the art on view here is accessible, not enigmatic, even at times somewhat didactic.