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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Jasper Johns, an art-world darling for decades, is getting a massive museum retrospective
By Andrew L. Shea
The Met has cleaned up its act
Is the Baltimore Museum of Art exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to sell off major modern paintings?
Félix Fénéon, terrorist and connoisseur
While others have postured, Paul Resika has kept on painting
His tale is not a ‘let’s hold hands and sing for liberty’ triumph. It’s a violent, gritty and gruesome affair
In memory of McCoy Tyner
Eat to the beat
The forgotten genius of Blue Note was a prince among players, but he died a pauper
Old Masters, new look
Andrew L. Shea
Still painting after all these years
Liberty and death: Jacob Lawrence’s struggle for freedom
Culture and anarchy
Night at the museum
The soft power of Italian jazz
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.