Thoughts and discussions on exhibitions and the permanent collection.

Seeing the Warm Broad Glow

Spell check doesn’t recognize the word “negress” and it wants to capitalize “negro.” There are plenty of words that the program...

The Large in the Small

The three works in FOCUS: Katie Paterson deal with notions of the miniscule and the infinite...

Bell's Continued Relevance

A tall, clear pedestal supporting a cube made of glass stands in a small, rectangular gallery on the Museum’s second floor...

Contemporary Pop Art

I grew up in the age of Super Nintendo and Nickelodeon cartoons. Bright colors...

Clarity of Concept

Is it not the nature of creativity to be boundless and open-ended, free of restraint? Several of this summer’s educator workshops...

Between the Lines

Agnes Martin’s work has recently been reinstalled in one of the smaller galleries on the first floor...


"The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have." -- Tadao Ando

Full Circle

Every time I walk past the Modern's Cornwall Summer Circle, 1995, by Richard Long, it reminds me of Stonehenge.

Remember when. Remember how. Richard Tuttle's "Relative to Our Society"

A yellow light bulb, soon to become obsolete, casts a dull glow that faintly washes...

Kerouac's "On the Road" gets "Road Tested"

Since Ed Ruscha’s illustrated version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is such a key component of the Modern’s exhibition Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, I decided to read the book.


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The Modern will be closed Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to inclement weather.