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Summer Screens

French Toons The French animator Jean-François Laguionie stocks his latest animated film with characters who know they’re living inside a painting, in Le Tableau (The Painting). In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely [...]...

Books for a Summer Day

Architecture of Seduction As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New York’s Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of Florida, Gifford forged a deep connection with [...]...

Happy Daze

Kelly O'Connor, Bottom of the Pool. We’re reaching an exciting time in contemporary art for many reasons, not the least of which is a willingness on the part ...

State of Summer Arts

Size Matters Lifelike invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, which are startlingly realistic, but often made of unusual materials in unexpected sizes. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, this international, multigenerational group exhibition features 75 works from the [...]...