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Essays | Jonathan Schorsch
Transhumanism and biological angels
Banality of modern architecture and Islam in America
American Sufi art
Buddhism in modern art
The rectangular swaths of color on a color field painting do not extend to the end of the canvas. A red stripe at the center lies below a larger section of yellow and above a hazy rectangle of orange.
Object Narratives | Andrea Pappas
Rothko references the Crucifixion
A dark-skinned man wearing a white t-shirt holds a large, broken mortar transformed into an art object. It is painted orange with a large eye depicted at center. Other smaller eyes cover the object's surface. Neat, white text also covers the piece.
Object Narratives | Birgit Meyer
All-seeing eyes of God
Interviews | Interviewed by Ashley Makar
An art critic's perspective
A surreal painting depicts a frozen body of water splintered into ice sheets. Each is a platform for figures who skate, receive x-rays, or lie in hospital beds. Humanoid shapes in the background are sliced and dripping blood. Pills float among the water.
Material Object | Maker: Frank C Moore
Art and the AIDS crisis
A painting depicts a diverse group of people of different ages and races gathered around a set table. An older light-skinned woman brings a platter heaped with pills and needles to the table. A dark-skinned man looks over her shoulder at the platter.
Material Object | Maker: Frank C Moore
Another work related to art and the AIDs crisis
Two light-skinned men hold up a banner at a protest. It reads, "WE OCCUPY." The letters of WE are filled with sillhouettes of protesters. The letters of OCCUPY are checkered and interspersed with photos of Manhattan and nuclear explosions.
Material Object | Maker: David Shankbone
Occupy Wall Street posters
A painting depicts a surreal landscape overun with hills of pills, vials of blood, patients in hospital beds, lab rats, and gold coins. A man in a lab coat walks across the scene, which is labelled "WIZARD."
Material Object | Maker: Frank C Moore
Modern art and AIDs
Material Object | Maker: Frank C Moore
Modern art and AIDs
Material Object | Maker: Gordon Parks | Tradition: Verbycke Spiritual Church
Material Object | Maker: François de Menil | Tradition: Orthodox
François de Menil's chapel to house the recovered Byzantine frescoes during their stay in Houston
Material Object | Maker: François de Menil | Tradition: Orthodox
de Menil's concept for reinstalling the frescoes
Essays | Bryan Wolf
Bryan Wolf on artist Martin Puryear's "uncanny" sculptures
Material Object | Maker: Martin Puryear
Material Object | Maker: Martin Puryear
Material Object | Maker: Martin Puryear
In an abstract painting, geometric planes of white, navy, and blue travel back deep into the upper left quadrant of the work.
Material Object | Maker: John Covert
Material Object | Maker: Antoni Gaudí | Tradition: Roman Catholic
Religious architecture--Catholic--Gaudi
A black and white photo depicts a dark-skinned woman in a white veil cradling a swaddled baby close to her chest. She fold her hands in her lap and casts her eyes down. A nativity star is visible in the righthand corner.
Object Narratives | Camara Dia Holloway
Camara Dia Holloway on modern black madonnas
A black and white photo depicts a dark-skinned woman in a white veil cradling a swaddled baby close to her chest. She fold her hands in her lap and casts her eyes down. A nativity star is visible in the righthand corner.
Material Object | Maker: James L. Allen | Tradition: Protestant
Photography, black madonna
Material Object | Maker: Winold Reiss | Tradition: Christian
Brown madonna
A bright white temple is located in the middle of a cityscape. It has two main spires with four smaller spires at the base of both.
Material Object | Tradition: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Modern religious architecture--Mormon
Public art/mural/Peru
Object Narratives | Jeffrey Richmond-Moll
Jeffrey Richmond-Moll discusses Georgia O'Keeffe's cross paintings and Penitente brotherhoods
Material Object | Maker: Georgia O'Keeffe
Material Object | Maker: Georgia O'Keeffe
Material Object | Maker: Georgia O'Keeffe