Alexandra Kiely

Alexandra believes that enjoying the art of the past is the closest she can get to time travel, only much safer. When she's not being an art historian, she can usually be found ice skating and dancing. Visit her at ascholarlyskater.com.

Articles by Alexandra


Women Artists

Women Artists of Venice: A New Initiative in Research and Conservation

Soon, the historical female artists of Venice will finally get their due! A new initiative, Women Artists of Venice, aims to restore artworks by at ...

Alexandra Kiely 8 October 2021

Ancient Art

Lower Pecos Rock Art: Prehistoric Painting in North America

On the Texas-Mexico border, there are treasures of prehistoric art: hundreds of painted caves and rock shelters dating as early as 2000 BCE. Filled ...

Alexandra Kiely 21 September 2021

Women Artists

Happy Fourth! American Female Artists from the NMWA

In honor of July Fourth (Independence Day), celebrate ten spectacular American women artists. Today’s selection comes courtesy of the National ...

Alexandra Kiely 3 July 2021

Museum Stories

Karl Bodmer and His Native American Portraits

The Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City spotlights compelling 19th-century ...

Alexandra Kiely 29 June 2021

Medieval Art

Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video Game

If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was ...

Alexandra Kiely 1 June 2021

Medieval Art

All that Glitters: The Sparkling World of Medieval Mosaics

Welcome to the sparkling world of medieval mosaics! Although not as famous as illuminated manuscripts or stained glass, mosaic was a popular art form ...

Alexandra Kiely 10 May 2021

Museum Stories

Virginia Arcadia: Natural Bridge and Why Artists Loved It

Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts explores a natural wonder and its appearance in American ...

Alexandra Kiely 15 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Heart of the Andes by Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church's crowning achievement depicts scenery he saw during his two ...

Alexandra Kiely 18 April 2021

Women Artists

From Love to Art: Anna Hyatt Huntington, an American Sculptor

A pioneering female sculptor of the 20th century, Anna Hyatt Huntington created artworks that are still visible all over New York City. Here are some ...

Alexandra Kiely 23 March 2021

Art Travels

Armchair Museum Visits: Great Museums in Art

Armchair traveling, online art viewing, and virtual museum visits are all the rage these days. In this article, you can do those three things at once ...

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2021