North American Art

Theater & Cinema

Jaws: The Enduring Mystery of the Missing Painting

In 1976 the iconic original painting for the Jaws book cover and movie poster went missing. Was it lost, stolen, or carelessly thrown away? If this...

Guest Profile 30 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Kingston Point, Hudson River by Francis A. Silva

The wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and the light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and...

James W Singer 26 May 2022

Video

Watch Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

The film Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger was created by Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth, appearing in his art movie 66 Scenes from America which was...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 April 2022

Keith Haring, Untitled, April 1982, Acrylic on tarp. Courtesy of Rita Krauss and Phyllis Mack. © Keith Haring Foundation Review

Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky

To commemorate the 32nd anniversary of Keith Haring‘s death in 2022, NSU Art Museum, located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale just north of Miami,...

Caroline Galambosova 7 April 2022

Quiz

Quiz: Cindy Sherman vs The Old Masters

Time for a little quiz for all those who consider themselves experts in the Old Masters! We will show you photographs made by Cindy Sherman, a...

Magda Michalska, Aniela Rybak-Vaganay 24 March 2022

Women Artists

Julia Morgan, America’s First Successful Female Architect

America’s first successful female architect, Julia Morgan ran her own architectural firm for almost half a century. Although best known as the...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2022

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 10 March 2022

Sor Maria Francisca de San Pedro, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, 1760 Painting

An Instant Becomes Eternity: Nuns’ Profession Portraits in the 18th Century New Spain

At the beginning of the 18th century in New Spain (colonial Mexico), portraits of local elites became an essential genre. In a society with a strong...

Wen Gu 3 March 2022

Painting

The Collision of Old and New in American Paintings: 5 Vignettes of Artists

Contemporary American painters experiment with older and more traditional painting techniques and take those methods in new directions, showcasing an...

Guest Profile 28 February 2022

Last Week Tonight's Masterpiece Gallery Announcement Video WTF Art History

John Oliver’s Weird Art Is Out to Save Museums

Comedians. What would we do without them? If your answer was something along the lines of just laughing less, then you might not be seeing the bigger...

Bruno Guerra 24 February 2022

Contemporary Art

A Vibrant Perspective: Ivey Hayes and His Colorful Works of Art

A vibrant perspective of Ivey Hayes’ art has always stood out in my mind. Before his death in 2012, the South Eastern North Carolina artist was...

Rachel Witte 24 February 2022

Jenna Ransom Interview

Abstract Visions and Rhythmic Feels: Interview with Painter Jenna Ransom

Jenna Ransom is a contemporary painter whose work is guided by intuition and imagination. Abstract visions of lively, ambiguous shapes and familiar...

Marga Patterson 21 February 2022