Jason Farago, critic at large for The New York Times, writes about art and culture in the U.S. and abroad. In 2017 he was awarded the inaugural Rabkin Prize for art criticism.
These 10 standout artists — from Colombia to Egypt to Japan — redrew the map of Surrealism, the 20th century’s most provocative art movement. They and dozens more are reunited at the Metropolitan Museum.
By Jason Farago
The subject is one of the gravest topics in art history. I came for the lost stories of Jewish collectors. Where were they?
The Russian Revolution split the Morozov collection, but a colossal diplomatic effort has brought it back together in Paris. This exhibition is legitimately historic.
Seemingly sweet yet insistently ominous, this opera installation turns a sandy beach into a spectacle of a changing climate.
New galleries for Dutch and Flemish art in Boston, and the arrival of “Afro-Atlantic Histories” in Houston, will complicate serene pictures of the past.
After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.
It took a pandemic to get our critic to explore the exquisite art in his own backyard. Here’s what he discovered.
Known for her resin sculptures and her disquieting videos, she was one of the most significant artists to emerge from the vibrant 21st-century Los Angeles art scene.
This Parmigianino painting is strange, unfinished and not to everyone’s liking. But it’s got style.
“Automania” airlifts nine cars into the sculpture garden and galleries. But it’s harder now to think of cars as objects of beauty.