Arts + Culture

An Italian Interaction

Our Italian correspondent talks with an Upper East Side ditz about what not to miss on the closing weekend of the Venice Biennale .

Elizabeth Peyton Totally in the Tank for Obama

In honor of the Best President-elect Ever and his big night, the New Museum has just announced that it is adding a new painting of Michelle Obama to its fantastic exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Showing the future First Lady…

Solid Void Opens in Chicago

Cecil Balmond's latest solo exhibition opens today at Chicago's Graham Foundation, which occupies the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. Balmond's H_edge installation—made of more than 6,000 aluminum leaves and 5,000 feet of stainless-steel chain—is…