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A Personal Collection Goes Public
Rajput Paintings at the Met

May 31, 2016  •  The Wall Street Journal

Steven M. Kossak began collecting the way many others do: first, rocks and butterflies, then coins and stamps, and eventually fine art, starting with old-master prints.

Then he took a different turn, going back to school at 36 to earn a graduate degree in art history, joining the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a research assistant, and ascending to full curator in the Asian Art department.

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Rediscovering Daubigny, an Unsung Influence on the Impressionists

March 17, 2016  •  The New York Times

If, on the night of Feb. 20, Lynne Ambrosini had emptied a champagne flute a few times and then triumphantly thrown it into a fire, anyone who knows her would have understood.

For nearly 15 years, Ms. Ambrosini, the director of collections and exhibitions and curator of European art at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, had been trying to organize an exhibition about the evolution of the 19th-century French artist Charles François Daubigny.

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A Nationwide Guide to Art Exhibitions This Spring

March 16, 2016  •  The New York Times

Here's a tasting menu of the most promising exhibitions in the coming months.


BUFFALO "Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford." Mr. Bradford selects some 20 paintings by Still (1904-80) and, in adjacent galleries, presents new abstract works he made in response to them, in that way starting a dialogue about Abstract Expressionism. May 26 through Oct. 2. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue; 716-882-8700, albrightknox.org.

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All That Korean Art Is There for a Reason

March 16, 2016  •  The New York Times

One afternoon in December, the Arts of Korea Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was abuzz, as dignitaries from the South Korean government inspected the display, while members of the press watched. Then, Oh Seung-je, the director of the Korean Cultural Service of New York, and Daniel H. Weiss, the Met's president, ceremonially signed a pact establishing a long-term partnership between the Met and South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Alma Thomas: From Spring to Space
An underappreciated artist who immersed herself in a lifetime of learning and beauty

March 2, 2016  •  The Wall Street Journal

Hanging in the last gallery of "Alma Thomas," a large evocative abstract painting titled "Cherry Blossom Symphony" (1973) seems to place viewers amid hundreds of the delicate pink flowers. Or hovering above them, looking down on a sea of pink. Composed not of discernible petals, but of rosy-hued daubs of paint piled on under-layers of blues, greens and reds, it's a marvel, the conceptual equivalent of a warm spring day.

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