Kerr Houston

Kerr Houston

Writer

Kerr Houston has taught art history and art criticism at MICA since 2002. He is the author of the book An Introduction to Art Criticism (Pearson, 2012), and his recent writings range from an article on a metaphorical aspect of the Sistine Chapel chancel screen, in Source, to an extended essay on Candice Breitz’s Extra, in Nka.

Stories by Kerr Houston
On the BMA's reopened sculpture garden and the future of monuments

It’s hard to reconcile my rich memories of the place with what now reads as a limited and parochial landscape.

Even as much of the art world retreated to the safety of the internet, some creative workers continued their trade in the public sphere

We now know that this will be a matter of months, rather than weeks: the Cleveland Museum of Art has already canceled all programming through the end of June, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art expects to remain closed at least through July.

A remarkable depth is on clear display in this small but potent exhibition at The Walters

You don’t have to be a connoisseur or a Catholic to enjoy this medieval relic.

As the largest global displacement crisis since World War II continues to unfold, two recently opened installations in Washington, DC museums offer provocative, distinct ways of thinking about migration and ...