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Nordic Hoard

Artist Sid Garrison has assembled a stellar collection of mid-century Scandinavian ceramics. The shapes are minimalist but sensuous; the glazes are astonishing, ranging from the most austere white to rich

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No Ordinary Cartoonist

Exhibit at World War I Museum showcases powerful anti-war images of Louis Raemakers. The Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck called him “a guardian of justice.” The British newspaper, The Times, said

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Emmet Gowin: Seeing the Familiar

Emmet Gowin: Seeing the Familiar

For all their range and diversity, Emmet Gowin’s photographs remind us of something very simple: the wonder of seeing. Over his fifty-year career, Gowin (U.S., b. 1941) has looked at the world in a fresh, personal, and revelatory manner. Gowin achieved renown by focusing on what is often “invisible” as an artistic subject: the intimacy […]

Nordic Hoard

Nordic Hoard

Artist Sid Garrison has assembled a stellar collection of mid-century Scandinavian ceramics. The shapes are minimalist but sensuous; the glazes are astonishing, ranging from the most austere white to rich wine-colored reds and cobalt blues. Some pieces have surfaces that are noticeably smooth and flat, while others are densely patterned, even nubby in texture. Grouped […]

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No Ordinary Cartoonist

No Ordinary Cartoonist

Exhibit at World War I Museum showcases powerful anti-war images of Louis Raemakers. The Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck called him “a guardian of justice.” The British newspaper, The Times, said he “indubitably swayed the destinies of people.” That’s high praise for a maker of satirical pictures, but well-deserved in the case of Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956). […]

Last Glance: Kansas City Artist David Rhoads Heads East

Last Glance: Kansas City Artist David Rhoads Heads East

New York lands “A Great One.” David Rhoads, a promising young artist known for his intense small paintings exploring themes of quest and longing, is leaving Kansas City for New York this fall, where he will set up a new art studio and begin a new job as collections specialist in the department of the arts of Africa, Oceania […]

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Letter from the Editor, September/October 2015

In 1995, the American art world was still reeling from the culture wars. The National Endowment for the Arts had ceased giving grants to individual visual artists, and many art institutions were leery of showing controversial work. Enter Grand Arts, brainchild of Margaret Silva and Sean Kelley, a project space dedicated to helping artists realize […]

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