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MAY 2020 VOLUME CXCI No– 686

/ADAGP, Paris 2020

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11 Editor’s Letter 12 Forum

Has the digital museum finally come of age? 15 Diary

Jamie Wilkes on artworks that set out to tease the viewer 18 Diary

Kathryn Hughes on how Victorian artists saw Florence Nightingale 20 Architecture

Timothy Brittain-Catlin on a variety of contemporary follies 22 Inquiry

Valeria Costa-Kostritsky on the arguments about rebuilding Notre-Dame, a year after the fire

Cover Alchimie 338 – Spirale des Carrés Sept Couleurs, 2008–16, Julio Le Parc (b. 1928), acrylic on canvas, 200 × 200cm. Photo: Claire Dorn; courtesy the artist and Perrotin; © Julio Le Parc/ADAGP, Paris 2020 See feature on pp. 34–39

Features 28 Stop Motion

As the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston turns 150, Glenn Adamson reflects on the works in its collection that have meant the most to him over the years 34 Research Facility

Gabrielle Schwarz finds that, at 91, the Argentinian-born artist Julio Le Parc is as dedicated as ever to experiments in colour and light 40 A Leap of Faith

As the Rothko Chapel in Houston is renovated, Aaron Rosen asks what it represented for the painter in artistic and religious terms

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