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31 Editor’s Letter 32 Agenda

March highlights 36 Forum

Could federal museums be better prepared for US government shutdowns? 39 Diary

Christopher Riopelle on Joaquín Sorolla’s mastery of light 43 Letter

Arthur House in Los Angeles 46 Letter

Linda Wolk-Simon in Houston 50 Architecture

Edwin Heathcote on the Amsterdam School 54 Q&A

Taco Dibbits on the Year of Rembrandt

58 Inquiry

Tom Stammers asks whether historic art collections can ever truly be reunited 73 TEFAF Preview

Susan Moore selects her highlights of the fair 84 Beyond TEFAF

Samuel Reilly looks at the events staged in and around Maastricht 87 Q&A

Lars Hendrikman on the mysteries surrounding the Master of Elsloo 101 Salon du Dessin Preview

Sophie Barling selects her highlights of the fair

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Features 110 The Real Deal

Thomas Marks visits the Prado in in its bicentenary year and finds that its exceptional Old Masters are being presented in new ways 118 Making History

Kerry James Marshall talks to Gabriel Coxhead about painting black subjects and subverting the Western tradition 126 Dealer’s Choice

Michael Werner shows Susan Moore paintings by contemporary artists he has championed – as well as more surprising artworks 134 Facial Recognition

Christina Faraday explains why there’s nothing minor about the portrait miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver 140 Spiritual Home

Alice Kandell ushers Eve M. Kahn into the Tibetan shrine she has created in Manhattan 148 Serving the City

Louise Nicholson visits two worldclass museums – the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum – in the same town


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