Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Closed for a decade, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam‘s national jewel, finally reopened in mid-2013. The extensive restoration returned the massive building’s interior to its original 1885 charm. We started our visit with the “Gallery of Honour,”...
Book Review: Whitney Biennial 2014

Book Review: Whitney Biennial 2014

As thick as the phone book of the town I grew up in, the catalogue for the 2014 Whitney Biennial is a whopper, coming in at 419 pages. But seeing as how this year’s Biennial was an impressive three floors, the attendant corridors, stairwells, random outside spaces,...
Arts/Industry

Arts/Industry

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI March 22 through August 31, 2014 For forty years, the Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin has hosted a residency for artists. If you are not familiar with Kohler, just step into...
Book Review: Polpo

Book Review: Polpo

I received Polpo as a gift. When I first held it in my hands, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. I thought it was an artbook about, I don’t know, octopuses or something. The cover is a pale sand-colored hardboard with gold embossing. The spine is naked to reveal the...
Music Archives

Music Archives

Oh Internet, I love you so much! You are so good to me, bringing the world’s knowledge right into my living room. I’ve written previously about film archives, Google Books, and online galleries. To me, this is the promise of the digital age. Today, I’d like to...