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Laura Jacobs

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Bourgeois Fever A long career. A merciless eye. Implacable life force. In museums and galleries, Louise Bourgeois is the queen to Picasso’s king.

April 30, 2021

Doug Varone in Ten Acts The choreographer’s first pandemic piece is a mini-series of short films, set to songs from the 1940s and 50s and produced through Zoom

April 16, 2021

Sight and Sound Eye on Dance, a weekly interview show that ran from 1981 to 2004, was required watching in the dance world. A special archival episode from 1986 is now available for streaming

March 26, 2021

Bulbs for Spring This month, a design exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a lamp show in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, explore the poetics of light

March 2, 2021

Good Grief New exhibitions spotlight the work of Anselm Kiefer and Berlinde de Bruyckere, artists evoking the pain and mourning of today

February 2, 2021

Bird’s Eye View Museums may be shuttered, but birding is not halted by pandemics. In New York City, a rare visit from three forest-dwelling Barred Owls

January 7, 2021

Home for the Holidays Art, ballet, operas, carols: a cultural guide to a holiday season spent socially distanced and (mostly) at home

The Mice Will Play The crawling creatures of The Nutcracker, much loved by the choreographer George Balanchine, make their annual appearance this holiday season

December 1, 2020

Hats Off! This month, exhibitions on designers Philip Treacy and Halston pay extravagant tribute to headwear

October 30, 2020

Quilting Queens (and Kings) New exhibitions showcase the work of Black artists using cloth as their canvas. They’re honoring a legacy dating back to slavery, when quilts served as navigational signals on the Underground Railroad

October 1, 2020

Good Wood This fall, artists take inspiration from the nature around them

August 31, 2020

Southern Gothic New exhibitions at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery spotlight Black photographer Gordon Parks’s work chronicling the American South and more

July 28, 2020

Fashion is the New Black This month, exhibitions on Parisian shoe designer Christian Louboutin, Palm Beach fixture Lilly Pulitzer, and more

June 30, 2020

Deepening the Dye From bird-watching to Warhol-watching, the lockdown is an exercise in patience and concentration

June 1, 2020

Beauty and the Ballet How did The Red Shoes, a movie about classical dance, make almost every list of the greatest movies ever made?

May 1, 2020

Fear’s Labyrinth Fear and courage go hand in hand. America’s genius of modern dance, Martha Graham, understood and embodied both.

April 1, 2020

Hand’s Turn The arabesque’s presence in art ranges from Hellenistic times to Islamic design to the decorative arts, music, and dance.

March 1, 2020

Due West Sixty-three years since its 1957 premiere, a new production of West Side Story, directed by Ivo van Hove, is a testament to the musical’s enduring allure.

February 1, 2020

Looming Large Several new exhibitions celebrate the art of textiles, from tapestries to sculpture

January 1, 2020

A Tree Grows Onstage With Nutcracker season in full swing, an exploration of the meaning of the ballet, and the story behind it, intensifies the mystery of the Christmas tree

December 1, 2019