Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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A Lot of Sorrow at the Art Institute

Folio from a Qur’anic manuscript, 10th century A.D. Probably Tunisia, Qayrawan. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

Folio from a Qur’anic manuscript, 10th century A.D. Probably Tunisia, Qayrawan. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

[T]he Art Institute’s relationship with Islamic art, similar to that of most American and European museums, has historically been one of craft connoisseurship, as the current exhibition “Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions” attests.

EXPO 2016: Critical Complaints

Edra Soto’s Really Good Year