In Raleigh, a Tormented King Saul and Other Treasures

Alex Katz, Six Women, 1975, oil on canvas, 114 x 282 in. (North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from various donors, by exchange)
A great curator works wonders at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast week, keeping my pledge to write about art between the two coasts, I swung not cowboy-but road-trip-style from Houston to Dallas, Fort Worth, Tulsa, and Bentonville in Arkansas. In the next few weeks, I’ll write about some new museum architecture, Rothko, Miro, Twombly, Homer, Remington, Nefertiti, Native American art, and the thrilling, inspirational Crystal Bridges Museum. My hors d’oeuvre was Saturday’s story about the Berruguete exhibition at the Meadows Museum in Dallas. The show is an essential prequel to Spanish aesthetics from El Greco to Ribera.

I have one more story about my North Carolina tour in late October, during

(Photo: Scott Francis)

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