Famine and flight, emigration and immigration, foreignness: these are some of the societal issues touched upon by the anonymous author of the Bible’s Book of Ruth, whose titular character was a great-grandmother of King David and, in the Christian tradition, an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
This installation features a selection of oil sketches which, despite their small size, achieve such grand effect, creating the impression that the viewer is granted direct access to the artist’s entire field of vision.
Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
January 31 through September 13, 2020
Some sixty of Lequeu’s several hundred drawings will be on view in Jean‐Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, the first museum retrospective to bring significant public and scholarly attention to one of the most imaginative architects of the Enlightenment.
The subversive works and personality of the French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907) played a crucial role in the transition from the nineteenth-century avant-garde to the emergent modernist movements of the early twentieth century.
Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan
October 25, 2019 through February 2, 2020
Illusions of the Photographer combines a full career retrospective—the first on Michals to be organized by a New York City museum—with an artist’s-choice show, as Michals plumbs the Morgan’s vaults for treasures both revered and long-forgotten.