Critical Reads are our deep dives. They use a work of art to tell a bigger story about art, culture, and society. Available for purchase at Amazon.

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