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Important art and archaeology exhibitions reviewed.

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Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile 1870-1904

Patricia Boccadoro on the French painters and sculptors who fled the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune.

Art Review: Corot, The Painter and his Models

Best loved for his exquisite landscapes peopled by gods and goddesses, or nymphs and satyrs, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot also painted secret experimental portraits.

Listening to the Photographs of Ralph Gibson

Art photography critic Alan Behr on the Ralph Gibson show in Paris.

Art Review: Kupka - Pioneer of Abstraction

Patricia Boccadoro reviews the Paris retrospective of the Czech painter, Frantisek Kupka (1871 - 1957).

'Harlem Perspectives' on View at Faction Art Projects

Renee Cox, for example, uses her own body, both nude and clothed to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist, and with works such as ‘The Signing’ seeks to re-contextualize American History,

Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art

Five exhibitions and a series of related programs feature a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African continent.

Budapest Masterpieces

Renovations to Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts occasion the traveling exhibition of works rarely (if ever) seen outside of Hungary. Patricia Boccadoro comments on the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the masterworks at the Musee de Luxembourg.

"Carambolages" Crashes and Burns

A curiously curated and chaotic mishmash of minor works of art is not what visitors to the Grand Palais need, want or, apparently, find compelling.

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A Bright Light En Bref: Basquiat at the Fondation Beyeler

Is the short, hot career and early death of Jean-Michel Basquiat the cause of his celebrity, or is it a diversion making the assessment of his work cliché-driven and shallow? The Fondation Beyeler wades into the debate.

Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965 - 2000 and MEDI(t)Ations on view at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

Piper played a formative role in the emergence of Conceptual art, and an even more crucial role in identity-based art in the 1980s and 1990s, focused on bigotry, stereotyping, and xenophobia. The New Museum of Contemporary Art offers a retrospective on her work in several media.

African Masks: Magical Faces of Africa-- image gallery

Virtual Gallery accompanying the exhibition review of 'Magical Faces of Africa' at the Musee Dapper. Includes a dozen pictures of authentic African masks from the exhibition, each with descriptions and historical background.
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