Visual Arts: The New Rijksmuseum — A Revelation

May 10, 2013
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Respect for the building and its makers, respect for the historical study of art, respect for the visitor’s relation to the displays. These are qualities that I find in the New Rijksmuseum and missed in the old one.

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Visual Arts: Improving on the Unfinished Past, Or Schwartz on the Radio

July 26, 2010
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Although I was quadruply nervous—about my historical and art-historical knowledge, my Dutch, my speaking voice, and my presence of mind—I enjoyed the tapings for the radio and have no reason to think that I committed any terrible gaffes. By Gary Schwartz My late Sunday mornings over the past decades have been torn between quiet work…

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