Monday, October 14, 2013

Looking at Art

The final comic in my ten-part series "Who Needs Art?" is now up on I've spent the last 5 months exhaustively researching 20th-century art. I've visited museums, searched digital galleries, and lugged piles of extremely heavy art books home from the library. It felt like getting an art history degree - without the pesky exams or crippling tuition. The last entry in the series is an incomplete summary of some things I've learned by looking at modern art. The visual inspiration for the drawing was the sculpture park at The Nelson -Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, one of the best places to spend a fall afternoon.

Thanks to my editor at Medium, Charlotte Druckman, for helping make the series a reality!


  1. Do you happen to have a list of those books? Thanks.

  2. Grant, what's the easiest way to look at the complete set all at once?

    I like this very much and appreciate all your hard work!


  3. @gravityisadrag - Here's the link to the series:
    @matie corvin - Sorry, don't have a list, but here are a couple: