‘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.

‘Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle’

Francisco de Zurbarán's remarkable series of Jacob and his sons at the Frick has hung since the eighteenth century in the bishop of Durham’s palace at Bishop Auckland, in northeast England. An unusual treasure to find in an Anglican bishop’s palace given Protestant horror at religious imagery, it is notable as being the only such series of paintings known to survive in Europe.

92Y: ‘Balanchine’s Eternal Present: The Photography of Paul Kolnik’ at the Harkness Dance Festival

For more than forty years, Paul Kolnik has been taking indelible photographs of the New York City Ballet. As part of this year's Harkness Dance Festival, a selection of his images will be on view in the Weill Art Gallery, including his views of George Balanchine and the dancers with whom he worked.