#20th century

Museum Stories

Metal, Ink and Dye: New Exhibition of Late Rauschenberg Works

A selection of late works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition at London’s Bastian Gallery.

Jon Kelly 16 December 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Railway Station by Alf Rolfsen

Steam, breath and sweat combine into a pulsating cloud filling the railway station with energy and anticipation. Everyone is in motion either towards...

James W Singer 6 December 2020

Theater & Cinema

Maya Deren: Experimental Filmmaker and Voodoo Priestess

Maya Deren (1917-1961) was an experimental filmmaker hailed as a leading pioneer of avant-garde cinema. She was also a writer, poet, photographer,...

Marga Patterson 30 November 2020

Women Artists

The Vibrant Paintings of Henrietta Berk

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Henrietta Berk (1919-1990) was known for painting in bold and bright colors. She moved to San Francisco with her family when...

Anuradha Sroha 16 November 2020

Bizarre

Miyatake Gaikotsu and his Puzzling Postcards

At the beginning of the 20th century, when Japan started embracing the West and rapid industrialization of almost all aspects of life, Miyatake...

Magda Michalska 4 November 2020

Museum Stories

Escape to Dia Beacon, New York

The Dia Art Fountain in Beacon, New York was permitted to welcome visitors back in August, several weeks ahead of museums in New York City. Timed...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 3 November 2020

Women Artists

The Art of Mia Makila: 13 Important Questions

Viewing the art of Mia Makila is like walking into a labyrinthine psyche masquerading as a shop. You open the door, the bell rings, and you realise...

Sarah Mills 30 October 2020

Women Artists

Where is Ana Mendieta? The Unresolved Mystery

“Where is Ana Mendieta?” was the question shouted in 1992 by over 500 protesters lined in front of the newly opened Guggenheim Museum...

Magda Michalska 29 October 2020

Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship of Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

When Dali moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dali had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 18 September 2020

Contemporary Art

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut’s art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption,...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (November 28, 1920 - August 13, 2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 6 September 2020