Cynthia Close

The Brazilian poet, essayist, and art critic Ferreira Gullar is credited with writing the original Neo-Concrete Manifesto. It was also Gullar who first identified a need to react against the rigidity…
Simplicity in structure and design is the key element in all of Ando’s commissions. His use of concrete consistently belies its density and he always seems to incorporate an airy weightless effect…
On a rugged group of islands off the coast of Maine, Betsy Wyeth (1921-2020) created a world that nurtured the talent of her husband, American realist painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), and their…
As our access to open air and meeting in public places returns, we can look to these artists to remind us what summer is for after the trying year of 2020.
The much anticipated, yet long-delayed, Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept opened on April 6 and will continue through September 5. Over the years, the show has become one of those signature…
Leigh Brings an Unprecedented Degree of Black Female Representation to the U.S. Pavilion & the Venice Biennale at Large
In the spirit of the English poet Alexander Pope, art, like hope, springs eternal. Many artists have recognized the uplifting power of spring, particularly in times of societal upheaval. These ten…
“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” —attributed to Pablo Picasso