1. As a musical category blues is hard to pin down, and this show makes the job harder, which seems to be its point. It’s saying: Blues isn’t a thing; it’s a set of feelings, a state of mind, maybe a state of grace.

    — Holland Cotter of The New York Times on Blues for Smoke, on view through April 28.

  2. Vivid Hallucinations From a Fragile Life 

    The New York Times reviews Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective

  3. "Art, Ancestry, and Africa: Letting it All Bleed": Ben Ratliff of The New York Times on BLEED, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran’s Biennial residency, which took place May 9-13, 2012. 
Photograph of Kara Walker performing as Karaoke Walkrrr by Yana Paskova for The New York Times

    "Art, Ancestry, and Africa: Letting it All Bleed": Ben Ratliff of The New York Times on BLEED, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran’s Biennial residency, which took place May 9-13, 2012. 

    Photograph of Kara Walker performing as Karaoke Walkrrr by Yana Paskova for The New York Times