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Beautiful and Meaningless

Beautiful and Meaningless

MRB June 6, 2017 0

Bosch and Bruegel Beyond Iconography In the tenth canto of the Inferno, the poet Dante and his guide Virgil make their way through the sixth circle of Hell: the place reserved for heretics. From

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Bad Blood in Gilded Age America

Bad Blood in Gilded Age America

MRB March 17, 2017 0

Margaret Deli on Charles Molesworth’s The Capitalist and the Critic On Tuesday, February 28, Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure as director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The announcement came

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“Every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage”: <em>Art and the Sacred in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain</em> – by Emma Mason

“Every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage”: Art and the Sacred in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain – by Emma Mason

MRB January 28, 2017 0

Emma Mason on Kathryn Barush’s Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain In a short blog, “The Story of Brexit, in the style of Mideast reporting,” Adam Kotsko imagines the current state of the

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Subtle Censorship? – by Nausikaä El-Mecky

Subtle Censorship? – by Nausikaä El-Mecky

Nausikaä El-Mecky October 26, 2016 0

Nausikaä El-Mecky on the censorship of art and a scandal in Slovakia It’s not so easy to get rid of controversial art these days. Before you know it, people will call you an enemy of

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Urban Afterlives – by Dana Robinson

Urban Afterlives – by Dana Robinson

Dana Robinson August 29, 2016 0

Dana Robinson on Hendrik W. Dey’s Afterlife of the Roman City The fall of Rome was an urban affair. Alaric’s sack of the city in 410 CE may have been more emotionally jarring than

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MRBlog | Respecting Religion: The Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Impression

MRBlog | Respecting Religion: The Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Impression

Andrew B. Irvine July 23, 2015 0

Andrew B. Irvine on art and the experience of others This past April in Knoxville, Tennessee, Andrew Irvine was one of three speakers at a “Table of Abraham” dialogue dinner among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The dinner

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Things I’ve Seen: Loyd Grossman

Things I’ve Seen: Loyd Grossman

MRB July 21, 2015 0

Things I’ve Seen Can an artwork change your life? In the new series Things I’ve Seen, we interview people whose lives have been transformed by art. First up is Loyd Grossman, who went from

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Toward Cultural Care: Acceptance Speech for the 2014 American Academy of Religion Award in Religion and the Arts – By Makoto Fujimura

Toward Cultural Care: Acceptance Speech for the 2014 American Academy of Religion Award in Religion and the Arts – By Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura December 1, 2014 0

Makoto Fujimura, San Diego, November 23, 2014 This speech is a prayer: a prayer uttered in the liminal zone between art and religion, a prayer to repair the schism between the two, a prayer to

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The Poetics of Tragedy – By Christopher Kempf

The Poetics of Tragedy – By Christopher Kempf

Christopher Kempf June 10, 2014 2

Christopher Kempf on Elliot Rodger, Seth Abramson, and Art’s Role in Tragedy At 5:34 a.m. on May 25, less than 36 hours after Elliot Rodger killed seven and wounded 13 in a shooting spree

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Looking to the Medieval to Understand Modern Art

Looking to the Medieval to Understand Modern Art

Nancy Thebaut July 16, 2013 0

Nancy Thebaut on Alexander Nagel’s Medieval Modern What could Cimabue’s 1280 panel painting, Madonna and Child Surrounded by Angels, and Louis Blériot’s airplane from 1909 possibly have to do with one another? Or a

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