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Exhibition Notes

On “Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile” at The J. Paul Getty Museum & Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.

Gallery Chronicle

On “Marvin Bileck & Emily Nelligan: Cranberry Island: Drawings and Prints” at Alexandre Gallery; “Tim Gardner” at 303 Gallery; “Jacqueline Gourevitch: Cloud Paintings 2000–2005” & “David Hockney: Pools 1978–1980” at the Mary Ryan Gallery & “Richard Baker” at Tibor de Nagy.


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New York chronicle

On the Dresden Staatskapelle’s two nights at Carnegie Hall, New York; Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at City Opera, New York; Jefferson Friedman’s new piece The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly, performed by the New York Philharmonic and conducted by Leonard Slatkin; two concerts by the Bamberg Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall, New York; & Renee Fleming at Zankel Hall, New York.

The media

What “objectivity”?

On the media’s continuing attempts to “hold up the obvious falsehood that [they have] no political views at all in order to advance those views under the cover of ‘objectivity.’”

Verse chronicle

The Great American Desert

Reviews of Where Shall I Wander, by John Ashbery; Elegy on Toy Piano, by Dean Young; Overlord, by Jorie Graham; Black Maria, by Kevin Young; Delights & Shadows, Flying at Night: Poems 1965–1985, & The Poetry Home Repair Manual, by Ted Kooser; Collected Poems, 1943–2004, by Richard Wilbur.

out of interstitials

Letters to the Editor