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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 is The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity. (May 2020)

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 with QRI in New York City. (September 2020)

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.
 (November 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 2020)

Coco Fusco is a New York City–based artist and writer and the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba. (April 2020)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who lives in ­Beijing, his home for more than twenty years. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
 (March 2020)

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.
 (March 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding volume of his biography of the American sculptor, was published in April. (October 2020)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor of History and Classics 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. (August 2020)

David Salle is a painter and essayist. He will have a show of recent paintings at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris this winter.
 (January 2020)

Luc Sante’s s new collection of essays, Maybe the People Would Be the Times, will be published in September.
 (April 2020)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson, and some of his reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists & Writers. (May 2020)

Colm Tóibín is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. His tenth novel, The Magician, will be published next year. (August 2020)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of ­American History at Princeton. His most recent book is No Property in Man: 
Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding. (May 2020)