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The Critics Notebook, The New Criterion

This week: On Tim Prentice, Chausson’s Le roi Arthus, Baroque set design & more.


Hugo McCloud in Whitewall

Using plastic to paint, draw connections, and ask questions.


Lucia Hierro: Con una Taza de Chocolate, Sculpture

Read about Lucia Hierro's work in Sculpture Magazine.


See New York Through the Eyes of Lucia Hierro, CULTURED

Lucia Hierro takes us on a Polaroid tour of her native New York including spots in Washington Heights, the Bronx and Brooklyn where she is currently based.


Lucia Hierro, Juxtapoz Magazine

A lone plastic shopping bag, plucked by the breeze, floats gracefully down the street. It is the “muse” of Lucia Hierro, who, although foremost an academic, is also a conceptual artist.


The Painterly, Provocative Art That Uses Humble Plastic Bags, The Wall Street Journal

Artist Hugo McCloud’s first solo museum show spotlights his creative turns.


Museum Shows With Stories to Tell, The New York Times

With summer on the horizon after a long pandemic winter, museums are throwing their doors open to tell every kind of story.


With The Aldrich Care Boxes, A Museum Proposes A Radical New Model, Forbes

During the pandemic, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, has been experimenting with ways to bring art out of its white galleries, and into homes within the local community.


Stella On His Artistic Obsessions, CBS Sunday Morning

The 84-year-old abstract artist's giant star sculptures, now on display in Connecticut, exhibit a life of their own.


Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum's New Program 'Blurs Lines' Between Gallery Space and Home, The Ridgefield Press

A world without art would be a gloomy and dreary place and while art lovers can visit some museums or take a virtual stroll through exhibitions, the COVID-19 pandemic has distanced many not just from their social circles but also from art.


In Frank Stella’s Constellation of Stars, a Perpetual Evolution, The New York Times

An exhibition in Connecticut unites two dozen works featuring a single motif, reaffirming the restlessness of this painter’s progress.


Artists Slow Time By Drawing Out Events in 2020, The Art Newspaper

Two years ago, when The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, set about its exhibition planning for 2020, an obvious event to address was the US election.


NBC CT Launches ‘Connecticut In Color,' NBC

Rudy Shepherd’s Somebody’s Child paints the portraits of victims in an effort to celebrate their humanity and mourn the loss of life.


Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle, Brooklyn Rail

In Genesis Belanger’s exhibition Through the Eye of a Needle, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, death is an expected, albeit uninvited, guest, at home in the affluent domiciles orchestrated here through tableaux and mise-en-scène.


Putting Pencil to Paper, in Galleries and in the Voting Booth, The New York Times

Twenty Twenty's 71 works are by only seven artists, who in late 2019 were asked to capture 2020 with drawings they based on photographic images.


A List of 12 Connecticut Art Exhibits Taking On Sexism, Racism and Politics in 2020, Hartford Courant

“Twenty Twenty,” an exhibit that documents and responds to the 2020 election season.


Artist Frank Stella credits Aldrich with Supporting Early Career, The Ridgefield Press

The show highlights Stella’s work with star figures, a form he’s often explored during a career of more than six decades.


Frank Stella Has Always Been a Star, Architectural Digest

A new exhibition calls to mind an interview with Frank Stella from a 1983 issue of Architectural Digest.


Genesis Belanger's Dinnertime At the Core of the Void, Garage

The artist's first ever major solo exhibition is now showing at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.


Genesis Belanger’s Uncanny Ceramics Help Us Cope with the Present, Artsy

There’s always something slightly unnerving about Genesis Belanger’s sculptures. Her tableaux of furniture and ceramics, with their crisp edges, soft, buttery textures, and dusty pink and tan hues, are spiked with a sharp, humorous bite.