In a world that seems to me to offer precious little of the mantle of prophecy, I offer you William Blake.
February 17, 2022
The importance of community art for processing our collective trauma
April 1, 2021
Attending to each other and our communities is costly, messy, exhausting — and vital
October 22, 2020
An invitation to process pain and to heal through the viewing and contemplation of contemporary Black art
June 4, 2020
Exploring the religious dimensions of the exhibit, "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago
January 27, 2020
Frida Kahlo is once again the subject of a major exhibition. Following shows at the Museo de Frida Kahlo (a.k.a., her home, La Casa Azul) in 2012 and then last fall at the Victoria and Albert in London, “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” is...
April 15, 2019
Ed. Note: Both the Monday and Thursday columns this week feature current and recent exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. In case you missed it, be sure to read Richard Rosengarten's essay from Monday, Native Sons? Of Gilded and Guilty Ages in...
October 18, 2018
Ed. Note: Both the Monday and Thursday columns this week feature current and recent exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. Stay tuned for Cynthia Lindner's reflections on the James Webb installation, "Prayer," currently on display at the Art In...
October 15, 2018
For two years Puerto Rico was illuminated from within. A curious work of art, located deep inside a limestone cave, deserved to be considered “religious” for multiple reasons. Reframing a remote rock formation rich with traces of indigenous history a...
May 10, 2018
No “-scope,” either “micro-“ or “tele-,” was needed last week for us to sight an article written “as if” for Sightings, so bold was its headline, so appropriate to be appropriated by this column on “religion in public life,” given our focus on art an...