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Critical Reads are artwork biographies. Each pairs a writer and a work of art. The writer uses that work of art as a lens to tell a broader story about art history, culture, and society.

W.C. Bamberger on Michael's Ayrton's sculpture, 'Reflective Head,' a corporate commission for the Kresge Company.
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Rebecca Bodenheimer on Duke Ellington's 'Reminiscing in Tempo,' the maestro's first symphonic jazz composition.
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by Noelle Nicholson. What assumptions do we make when we look at a finished painting?
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Joelle Jameson on Man Ray, Lee Miller, and the question of creative ownership.
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Rob Hardy on Susan Glaspell's 'Inheritors,' a radical play that faced the taboo issues that affected everyday Americans.
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Catesby Leigh on Maya Lin, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and challenging tradition.
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Zachary Whittenburg on William Forsythe and setting the new standard for classical dance.
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