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  • “The 50 Year Argument” by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, screened at the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, offers proof not just of the vitality of the documentary medium, but of the growing importance of the festival itself.

  • Although we may have become more jaded and immune to Robert Gober’s jarring dislocations of familiar objects and experiences, there is still something visceral and uncanny in the bringing together of many of them in one confined space.

    For the past few weeks, the Museum of Modern Art has had such an installation on its second floor. “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor” is an exhibition that not only takes over unusual spaces in the building but also disrupts them in service to the art.

  • Museum acquisition shows have an air of bridal and baby showers about them. A rather large group of gifts is assembled in one or several rooms while guests get to gawk at them and comment on their appropriateness or shortcomings. It’s rather fun.

  • If the list of artists at East Hampton’s Drawing Room gallery seems like the usual mishmash of gallery standbys, think again. While many of the artists are familiar to the space, the always-brilliant installation skills of the gallery directors, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe, make the artwork sing in ways that are surprising and delightful.

  • Stephan Keszler, who has had a presence here with galleries in several locations, is featured in a documentary on the anonymous street artist and provocateur who calls himself Banksy.
  • In “Loop Holes,” Louise Eastman’s homespun weavings and cast bricks look perfectly at home in the barn that houses the Silas Marder Gallery exhibition space in Bridgehampton. Yet they would look equally at home in some of the South Fork’s remaining untouched classic midcentury ranches, complete with linoleum floors and Formica countertops.

  • If you’ve ever wondered who sits in the big bay window on the second floor of The Star’s office building, that would be me. It is a great perch to witness the life of the village throughout the seasons. Up in the treetops there are leaves budding, blooming, changing, and falling, sparrows peeping in, and the occasional cardinal.

  • It can be a Herculean task to clear out a business after 33 years, but that is what Bebe and Warren Johnson did last week as they said goodbye to the Race Lane storefront of Pritam & Eames to begin a semi-retirement based online and in a new showroom on Mount Desert Island, Me.

  • Building on their strong production of “Macbeth” two years ago, Morgan and Tristan Vaughan and their Roundtable Theatre Company will now tackle “Hamlet‚” beginning tomorrow at Guild Hall.

  • Every so often we need an exhibition of Jane Wilson’s paintings to remind us how spectacular an artist she truly is. Such an event is now occurring in New York City at DC Moore Gallery on the occasion of Ms. Wilson’s 90th year. “Jane Wilson at 90: East Village/East End” will be up through Saturday.

    A selective mini-retrospective, the show highlights earlier, more figurative paintings of New York City and her later South Fork-inspired abstractions, in which she aimed to capture atmosphere or the color of the air itself.

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