Events: January 5, 2018

‘Modigliani Unmasked’

Like many of his peers, Modigliani became fascinated by primitivism, African masks, Egyptian statues, and the 'Khmer' Buddhas of Cambodia. At the Jewish Museum in New York, an array of caryatid sketches are accompanied by stylized drawings of heads whose facial geometry seems almost obsessively serene, an unobtainable ideal.

‘Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer’

The Metropolitan Museum's vast Michelangelo exhibition covers the entire career of the artist, from his first extant drawings made while he was a teenager to works created shortly before his death at eighty-eight in 1564. The heart of the exhibition is a selection of 133 of his drawings, the largest group of them ever displayed at one time.