Week in review
on Ai Weiwei, a second Chernobyl & the leftist distaste for Communist art.
From Roger Kimball’s acceptance remarks at the Bradley Prize ceremony.
Thank you for another year of loyal support.
On the intellectual left and Israel.
A review of Henrik Ibsen: The Man and the Mask, by Ivo de Figueiredo.
On the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A review of The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism, by Stefan Collini.
On Kiss Me, Kate at Studio 54, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus at the Booth Theatre, and King Lear at the Cort Theatre.
On “Spilling Over: Painting in Color in the 1960s” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
On “Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads” at the Wallace Collection, London, and “Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing” at the Henry Moore Foundation.
On “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s” at the Baltimore Museum of Art and “Joan Miró: Birth of the World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
On “The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists” at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
On “Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline” at Gagosian, “De Kooning: Five Decades” at Mnuchin Gallery, and “Lucian Freud: Monumental” at Acquavella Galleries.
On the preservation and reconstruction of the cathedral of Notre-Dame.
On Thomas Larcher and the New York Philharmonic; Michael Tilson Thomas, Yuja Wang, and the New World Symphony; and Katia and Marielle Labèque.
On Ai Weiwei, a second Chernobyl & the leftist distaste for Communist art.
On a concert of works old and new at the BBC Proms
The Ghosts of Versailles enchants at The Glimmerglass Festival
On The GOAT by Roger Simon
Muti conducts the Requiem in Salzburg