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The Encyclopedic Palace

Inspiring these obsessions is the power of the imagination. Artists as diverse as Morton Bartlett, James Castle, Peter Fritz, and Achilles Rizzoli spent years dreaming of alternative worlds. The dynamic tensions between inside and outside are the subject of works that explore the role of the imagination in prisons (Rossella Biscotti) and in psychiatric hospitals…

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National Gallery of Art acquires 51 works by James Castle

Washington, DC—At its recent meeting in October, the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art accepted an impressive array of new acquisitions, augmenting the collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, illustrated books, and photographs. These new works include a major painting by the midcareer African American artist Glenn Ligon; a select group of…

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