The Never-Ending Storytelling of Native American Jewelry and Its Makers

Denise Wallace, “Origins, Roots, and Sources: Past, Present, and Future” (2021), five piece belt, sterling silver, 14K gold, fossilized walrus tusk, lapis, petrified dinosaur bone, red coral, gold feldspar, and black moonstone, 3 ½ x 12 ½ inches (not including leather belt) (photo by Kiyoshi Togashi, courtesy the artist) SANTA FE, NM — Each summer, … Read more

Presence and Absence in Virtual Reality Storytelling

The Museum of the Moving Image’s annual First Look program is a terrific way for New Yorkers to see some of the most exciting new experimental film and documentary work emerging early each year. The 2022 iteration includes several timely works about Ukrainian/post-Soviet history, a pre-COVID meditation on isolation from Poland, a survey of men … Read more

Altarpieces and the art of storytelling

This review of The Italian Renaissance Altarpiece: Between Icon and Narrative by David Ekserdjian appeared in the December 2021 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. In the acknowledgments to this sumptuously presented and carefully argued book, David Ekserdjian alludes to its ‘almost demented ambition’. Over 400 pages and aided by 250 illustrations, all but … Read more