Fifty Days at Iliam

Contemporary art as a movement has strived to understand the world’s innermost truths, an objective artists believe can be achieved by pushing the boundaries of what is traditionally regarded as art. In doing so, artists hope to find the truth to life


Seeing Red Again: On Mark Rothko

Content Warning: This article contains imagery of suicide. Over winter break I took a long-awaited trip to the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM). A few years ago, the SLAM built a new wing to house temporary exhibits, in addition to some contemporary

Art in the Era of Climate Catastrophe

The winter has been eerily mild. While the January temperatures reaching into the sixties have been a welcome break from heavy jackets and scarves, the pleasant days are a bittersweet indication of climate change. During the lukewarm limbo of winter break, I

30 Americans: A Review of the Barnes Foundation Exhibit

After touring the country for the past ten years, the “30 Americans” exhibit finally arrived at the city of Philadelphia following its recent showing in Kansas City. The Barnes Foundation hosted the important artworks, which were originally part of the Rubell family’s

Thom Collins ’88 on the Museum Experience

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. On Saturday