'Because it was a vocation': Celebrating Carmen Herrera's 105th birthday

El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, New York, organized a Zoom celebration May 27 to mark the 105th birthday of revered painter Carmen Herrera. Curators and Herrera's friend spoke on her life and art.

In 'Endangered Earth' exhibit, artists confront climate change

This modest but exemplary exhibition at the Ceres Gallery in Manhattan offers one of our resources for survival in the face of environmental degradation — the artistic imagining of our plight.

'Soul of a Nation' showcases timeless power of black art

The Brooklyn Museum's "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" is an essential exhibition, featuring the striking, timeless works of black artists from 1963 to 1983. 

The Fashion of Faith

After lengthy negotiations with the Vatican, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has curated a 26-gallery show that celebrates the ways in which Catholic imagery has inspired fashion. But the exhibit is fundamentally about what drives creativity.