Dr.Sam Ben-Meir

Freedom and Form: Frédéric Bazille at the National Gallery

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We are at a point in time when it is critical that we remind ourselves of the importance of art in human emancipation.

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Revisiting the Oracle: Turner at the Frick

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J. M. W. Turner is one of those rare artists who seem always to be ahead of us – as with Shakespeare, he remains somehow ever beyond our reach. Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time is a thrilling exhibition currently on display at The Frick Collection in New York City, bringing together six oil paintings and some two-dozen watercolors from the artist’s middle period.

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Francis Picabia: A Painter for this Moment

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art is currently exhibiting Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, an exuberant and sometimes disquieting retrospective of an artist who consistently defied expectations.

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President Trump’s Moral Harm

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During President Trump’s first full week in office he has begun to dismantle America’s moral standing on the international stage.

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Cagnacci in New York

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Guido Cagnacci, whose contemporaries called “il genio bizzaro” (the bizarre genius), has by all accounts been slow in receiving the attention his work merits.

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America’s Weimar Moment

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This month commemorates seventy-five years since the attack on Pearl Harbor by the forces of Imperial Japan - an attack in which 2,403 Americans were killed and directly led to the United States' entry into World War II. By December 11th, the United States was officially at war with Japan, as well as Germany and Italy.

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Valentin at the Met: The Burdens of Existence

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Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first-ever exhibition devoted to the work of Valentin De Boulogne (1591-1632), a French baroque painter known chiefly as one of the great caravaggisti – the followers of Caravaggio.

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A Plea For Irrelevant Education

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Due to the pressures of popular demand for relevance in education, we have lost sight of the purpose for which true education exists.

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Rest In Peace TINA

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Today, October 13, marks the birthday of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher – so perhaps it is fitting to take a moment to consider how Thatcherism still rules the global capitalist landscape.

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