The Master of Unknowing

Gerhard Richter: Painting After All an exhibition at the Met Breuer, New York, March 4–closing date to be announced; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, August 15, 2020–January 18, 2021

Gerhard Richter an exhibition at the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, February 28–April 25, 2020

A Rage for Clarity

Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, through July 25, 2020

What He Saw in a Dream

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect an exhibition at the Petit Palais, Paris, December 11, 2018–March 31, 2019; the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, October 4, 2019–January 5, 2020; and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, January 31–September 13, 2020

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Bâtisseur de Fantasmes Catalog of the exhibition edited by Laurent Baridon, Jean-Philippe Garric, and Martial Guédron, with the collaboration of Corinne Le Bitouzé

Opera at the Edge

Lear an opera by Aribert Reimann, at the Paris Opera, November 21–December 7, 2019

Orest an opera by Manfred Trojahn, at the Vienna State Opera, November 14–20, 2019

Heart Chamber an opera by Chaya Czernowin, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, November 15–December 6, 2019

A Witch’s Demons

Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann

One More Year by Simon Hanselmann

Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam by Simon Hanselmann

Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

The Red Shoes

The White Helicopter a play by Alvis Hermanis, at the New Riga Theater, Riga, Latvia, opened November 21, 2019, with additional performances planned for 2020

With Flying Colors

Horace Pippin, American Modern by Anne Monahan

Horace Pippin: From War to Peace an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, July 19, 2019–December 31, 2020

A Lost Original

Poems from the Greenberg Manuscripts by Samuel Greenberg, edited and with an essay by James Laughlin; new, expanded edition edited by Garrett Caples

A World Without Ice

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas by Vivien Gornitz

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail


Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. She is writing a biography of Mikhail Baryshnikov. (May 2020)

Matthew Aucoin is a composer and conductor. He is Artist-in-
Residence at Los Angeles Opera and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. His new opera, Eurydice, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in February. (May 2020)

Ian Bostridge is an opera singer and a song recitalist. He is the­ ­author of Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession and Witchcraft and Its Transformations, c. 1650–1750. (May 2020)

Edward Chancellor is the author of Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation and the editor of Capital Returns: 
Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A Money Manager’s Reports 
2002–2015. He is currently writing a history of interest. (May 2020)

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)

Howard W. French is a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of four books, ­including A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of ­Africa. He is at work on a book about the role of Africa and Africans in the l­aunching of modernity. (May 2020)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, and Steal: A Writer’s Life.
 (May 2020)

Dustin Illingworth is a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Times Literary Supplement.
 (May 2020)

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, a critical memoir, two essay collections—The Empathy Exams and Make It Scream, Make It Burn—and a novel, The Gin Closet. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia. (May 2020)

Nick Laird is a poet, novelist, and former litigator. He teaches at NYU 
and is Professor of Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast. His fourth collection of poetry, Feel Free, was published in the US last year. 
(May 2020)

Jonathan Mingle is a 2020 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and a former Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism. He is the author of Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World. (May 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and the Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. His most recent book is The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism.
 (July 2020)

Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Space, the second and concluding 
volume of his biography of the American sculptor, has just been published. (May 2020)

Sophie Pinkham recently received a Ph.D. from Columbia’s Slavic Department. She is the author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine. (August 2020)

Nicole Rudick is at work on a book about the French-American ­artist Niki de Saint Phalle. (May 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)

Susan Tallman is an art historian living in Chicago and Berlin. She is currently working on a book about the prints of Kerry James Marshall. (May 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)

Clair Wills is the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge. (August 2020)