Why Art Thrives at Burning Man

Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. “What is art for in our contemporary world if not this?” she asks.

New Painting

When you’ve looked at enough goddamn John Sloan paintings to last you a lifetime and anything is better painted over William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil.

Annette Nichols Portrait Painting