Nothing brands this fall's visual-arts season more remarkably than the fact that it's taking place alongside the presidential election. And whether or not the hardcore gore of our self-cannibalizing government is too obscene to hold anyone's attention, the election's proceedings and ultimate results will inescapably fling a little mud, blood and bitten flesh on us all. This, too, is timely — for Halloween. Beyond that, the season marks the traditional beginning of the arts calendar year, so institutions re-emerge after several languid summer months with a fresh sense of themselves. Here's what a few of them... More >>>