Dr.Sam Ben-Meir

Modern and Contemporary Ceramics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Beyond Functionality: Modern and Contemporary Ceramics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sam Ben-Meir - July 15, 2021

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the Configuration of Sensation

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the Configuration of Sensation: Paul Cézanne’s Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art

Sam Ben-Meir - June 30, 2021

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The Lasting Significance of David Hume

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Sam Ben-Meir - May 17, 2021


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Jackson Pollock’s Mural at the Guggenheim Museum

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Jackson Pollock’s Mural at the Guggenheim Museum

Sam Ben-Meir - April 8, 2021

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Francisco Goya at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Human Folly and the Nature of Evil: Francisco Goya at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sam Ben-Meir - March 15, 2021

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Reflections on the Tuskegee Study and Its Moral Harm

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Black History Month challenges all of us to learn, reflect and understand many things about the Black American experience, among them the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

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Humanism in Painting: Remembering the Art of Symeon Shimin

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Humanism in Painting: Remembering the Art of Symeon Shimin

Sam Ben-Meir - January 26, 2021

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Art as Liberation: The Mexican Muralists at the Whitney Museum

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Art as Liberation: The Mexican Muralist

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Power vs. Duty in American Politics

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Sam Ben-Meir - January 6, 2021


To anyone paying attention the last four years, Trump’s refusal to a

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The Painter as Hooligan: Adrian Ghenie at Pace Gallery

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The first time I encountered Adrian Ghenie’s work was nearly four years ago, and yet it seems much longer than that. I suspect that the reason for this is, at least in part, because the world appears so very different than it did in early 2017, when Recent Paintings, Ghenie’s third solo show at Pace Gallery, opened to the public. The Trump administration had only just begun, and no one could foresee how radically altered the country and indeed the world would be in just a few years.

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