#National Gallery of Art

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Alma Thomas

The style of Alma Thomas has been compared to Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat. However, it firmly belongs to the Washington...

James W Singer 14 March 2022

Architecture

The Louvre Pyramid and 5 Other Art Museums Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘) (1917-2019) was a Chinese American modernist architect with international acclaim. Exciting for art history fans, many...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 February 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Chateau Noir by Paul Cézanne

Today is Paul Cézanne’s birthday! He was born on January 19, 1839, so this Masterpiece Story is dedicated to him. We present to you the landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 19 January 2022

Review

The Lens of Women between 1920 and 1950

The New Woman behind the Camera exhibition, on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., until January 30, 2022, seeks to expand the...

Guest Profile 6 December 2021

Museum Stories

Art Museums on Pinterest: I’d Pin That!

We all may again be stuck inside, and physical art museums may be again closed, but it’s the 21st century and thankfully we have more ways than...

Rachel Witte 22 May 2021

Georgia O’Keeffe Jack-in-the-Pulpit Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV by Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 14 March 2021

Museum Stories

500 years of Raphael. Exhibitions in 2020

He was sometimes known as Il divino – the divine one – for his expert mastery of space and proportion. And this year, in the 500th anniversary of...

Candy Bedworth 11 February 2020