Michelle Marder Kamhi

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August 23, 2021

Poisoning the Well of Art Education

Michelle Marder Kamhi

Art education has been gravely damaged by its practitioners’ obsession with antiracism, replete with efforts to “decenter” whiteness and “Western aesthetics” and with the......

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February 25, 2021

Beware the Semmelweis Reflex

Michelle Marder Kamhi

The tendency to reject new information that contradicts prevailing norms has haunted the field of medicine, sometimes with deadly results. It took decades to adopt the practice of hand washing between......

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December 30, 2020

The Lamentable Politicization of Art

Michelle Marder Kamhi

The widely accepted notion that “all art is political” is false. Plenty of visual art—landscapes, portraiture, still life—is unrelated to any social context. Moreover, much of......

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August 28, 2018

Defining the Fine Arts

Michelle Marder Kamhi

NAS member Michelle Marder Kamhi responds to the Fine Arts: Brief.

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