The Disappearing Queer Spaces of the Harlem Renaissance

A collage from Disappearing Queer Spacesauthored by members of Columbia’s Queer Students of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (all images courtesy QSAPP) At the intersection of 132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem — where an eight-story apartment complex is currently undergoing construction — once stood the first major Renaissance-style theater to desegregate … Read more

A Thrilling Discovery of the Only Known Work by Female Renaissance Artist Caterina Angela Pierozzi 

LONDON — Discovering a lost artwork is always cause for fanfare, regardless of the circumstances (ie, the Picasso spotted in Imelda Marco’s house in May 2022). It is an occurrence to be celebrated by both art history and the art market, with auction prices a reflection of this. Discovering a “sleeper” in an obscure place, … Read more

When a Contemporary Art Gallery Exhibits a Renaissance Artist

BIRMINGHAM, England — The Ikon Gallery is situated in the pleasant dockland development of Birmingham, a couple hours north of London by train. Its mission statement is to “encourage public engagement with contemporary art through exhibiting new work in a context of debate and participation.” Past exhibitions have included cutting-edge contemporary art from British artists … Read more

‘Donatello, the Renaissance’, reviewed | Apollo Magazine

From the May 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. It is impossible to recapture the effect that Donatello’s Feast of Herod panel from the baptistery font at Siena had on its first viewers, but ‘Donatello, the Renaissance’ – a survey of 130 works, divided between the Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Nazionale del … Read more