Francis Picabia Reconsidered at MoMA

The protean nature of Francis Picabia’s art is well explored in MoMA’s impressive survey, which is organized chronologically and includes all the major bodies of work that Picabia produced in his career: Impressionist, Cubist, Dadaist, Surrealist, kitschy Figurative, Abstract. The subtitle of the show, “our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction,” hints at the circularity and the extraordinary creativity of Picabia’s oeuvre.

An eye for design: Milan Triennale Archives

The Milan Triennale Library and Archives, known as the Biblioteca del Progetto, is exactly what you might expect of a space situated in an iconic cultural institute devoted to art and design. It is a wonderful place for visitors that have wandered off course from the main Triennale’s exhibition route and especially for scholars, like Teresa KIttler, to peruse as they wait for documents to arrive.