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Chris Farrell talks October 3 at the MIA on Matisse, creativity, and why you’re not going to retire

You’re tired of bosses. You’re tired of agendas. If one more person populates your Google calendar with a meeting you didn’t ask for, you’re going to…retire. Why not, assuming your financial house is in order. Chris Farrell, an economics correspondent and personal finance guru for Marketplace Money, has an unexpected answer: “It’s so exciting to . . . Keep reading »


Red and Hot: The Many Loves of Modigliani

Modigliani’s first name was Amedeo, literally the “one who loves God.” Certainly he loved women—a lot. A sulky, handsome Italian, he had large black eyes, shiny black curls, and a big soft mouth. He had charming manners, too, and being Italian he was stylishly dressed (often in corduroy). Amedeo loved poetry. He knew thousands of . . . Keep reading »

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Fair to middling: A dinner that’ll test a print dealer’s good manners

Imagine having a yard full of creeping Charlie and inviting Gertrude Jekyll over for a garden party. That’s what it feels like to have the dealers from the annual Minneapolis Print and Drawing Fair to my house for dinner. Someone always hosts the dinner one evening during the fair, which runs this weekend, September 20 . . . Keep reading »

Study for a Putti

Caricatures: Sketching out reality

As an editorial cartoonist, I am drawn to Study of Putti by the master draftsman Annibale Carracci, on view in “Marks of Genius,” for two reasons. First, I always love seeing the sketches and working drawings of great artists. In fact, I largely prefer these to the seeing the finished artwork. This is because the . . . Keep reading »

Apple Time

Just in time for the new Apple Watch, an exhibition about our relationship with the hours

The new Apple Watch that was unveiled this week, with its potential to merge timekeeping with the body and its rhythms, feels like the future, like something new. But it may be more like a return—time, after all, has only recently become fixed, divorced from our actual experience of the world turning. Which is where . . . Keep reading »