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Arpita Shah Modern Muse Photography

Modern Muse: Arpita Shah’s Feminist Take on Mughal Portraiture

Staging an intervention in art history, and specifically in Indian miniature portraiture, Arpita Shah replaces male Mughal emperors with inspiring...

Guest Profile 28 November 2022

Women Artists

Faith Ringgold: An American Icon

Faith Ringgold is an artist, educator, storyteller, activist, and a mother. She was the subject of a major retrospective at the New Museum in New...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 26 November 2022

Women Artists

Augusta Savage: The Woman Who Defined 20th-Century Sculpture

Augusta Savage was a sculptress whose name is often missing from the list of illustrious Harlem Renaissance artists. Throughout her life, she merged...

Anastasia Tsaleza 26 November 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fons Americanus by Kara Walker

Kara Elizabeth Walker, born in 1969, is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 November 2022

Great Princess Mama Occollo, ca 1850-70, oil on canvas mounted on wood, Cuzco, Peru, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Great Princess Mama Occollo

Great Princess Mama Occollo is an amazing masterpiece of South American art from the 19th century in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. It...

James W Singer 24 October 2022

Artist Stories

Albert Namatjira: A Story of Success and Discrimination

In a time when the Australian government imposed a highly discriminatory policy on Aboriginal people, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) conquered the art...

Jimena Escoto 22 October 2022

Art of Australia & Oceania

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Looted from Australia

At the end of the 18th century, the British Empire added Australia to its territory. Since the infamous arrival of Captain Cook white people have...

Jimena Escoto 22 October 2022

South American Art

Art and Ritual: Culture of the Enigmatic Moche People

The Moche were an ancient, Indigenous people of Andean Peru. They are considered to be one of the most influential civilizations of the ancient...

Marga Patterson 20 October 2022

Portrait of Cecilia Vicuña in front of Quipu Womb 2017. Contemporary Art

Meet Cecilia Vicuña: New Commissioned Artist in Turbine Hall

Cecilia Vicuña is the new artist to occupy the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern from October 2022 to April 2023. The vast space has previously housed...

Natalia Tiberio 17 October 2022

Women Artists

Joan Hill: Exploring Native-American Heritage

On December 19, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joan Hill was born into an influential family of Creek and Cherokee descent. After dabbling in art during...

Abreeza Thomas 11 October 2022

North American Art

Karl Bodmer’s Portraits of Native Americans

The 2021 Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City showcased compelling 19th-century...

Alexandra Kiely 11 October 2022

North American Art

The True Story of Pocahontas Shown in Art History

If you ask any kid in America who Elizabeth Candy Stanton was, you’ll probably get a silent stare. Mention Pocahontas and the majority will light...

Cecilia Dancourt 11 October 2022