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‘A Painter Not Human’

Antonello da Messina an exhibition at the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia di Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, December 14, 2018–February 10, 2019

Antonello da Messina an exhibition at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, February 21–June 2, 2019

Houdini with a Brush

Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes an exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, June 22–September 23, 2018; the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, October 14, 2018–January 13, 2019; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., November 8, 2018–April 21, 2019

Nasty & Nice

Bouguereau and America an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, February 15–May 12, 2019; the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, June 22–September 22, 2019; and the San Diego Museum of Art, November 9, 2019–March 15, 2020

Tintoretto’s Wildness

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice an exhibition at the Fondazione Musei Civici, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 10–July 7, 2019

Early Developments

Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins an exhibition at the New York Public Library, New York City, October 19, 2018–February 17, 2019

Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins by Larry J. Schaaf, edited by Joshua Chung

Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 30–May 12, 2019

Spain’s America

América: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493–1898 by Robert Goodwin

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America by Carrie Gibson

The Rabelais of Naples

The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones by Giambattista Basile, translated from the Neapolitan and with an introduction by Nancy L. Canepa, with illustrations by Carmelo Lettere and a foreword by Jack Zipes

Tale of Tales a film directed by Matteo Garrone

Yearning for the Absolute

Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, March 17–June 15, 2019

The Young and Evil an exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York City, February 21–April 13, 2019

Contributors

Alex Abramovich is the author of Bullies: A Friendship. (May 2019)

Natalie Angier writes about science for The New York Times. She is the author of The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life, among other books. (May 2019)

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU. His ­latest book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, is based on his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures. (May 2019)

Lisa Appignanesi is Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind ­Doctors and Losing the Dead. Her most recent book is Everyday Madness.
 (May 2019)

Anne Diebel works as a private investigator in New York. She was formerly the Robert L. Belknap Faculty Fellow at Columbia. (May 2019)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Oxford. His books include Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1830 and, most recently, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion.
 (May 2019)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (May 2019)

Coco Fusco is an artist and writer and a recipient of a 2018 ­Rabkin Prize for Arts Journalism. Her books include A Field Guide for Female Interrogators and Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba. (May 2019)

Ian Johnson is a Beijing-based reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
 (June 2019)

Joyce Carol Oates’s most recent book is Hazards of Time Travel. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. (May 2019)

Geoffrey G. O’Brien is the author, most recently, of Experience in Groups. He teaches English at the University of California at ­Berkeley and San Quentin State Prison.
 (May 2019)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (May 2019)

Jed Perl’s latest book is the first volume of his biography of ­Alexander Calder, The Conquest of Time.

 (May 2019)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest books are The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, and The Divine Spark of Syracuse.
 (May 2019)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. (May 2019)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris.
 (May 2019)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and ­William Nicholson.
 (May 2019)

Colm Tóibín is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce.
 (May 2019)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton. His latest book is No Property in Man: ­Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding. (May 2019)