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Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 4 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

Women Artists

Miné Okubo and Citizen 13660

During World War II thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry were forcibly placed in concentration camps. These decisions were taken...

Lauren Kraut 26 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

Painting

Jacob Lawrence and the Great Migration

As a child of the Great Migration, Jacob Lawrence was well placed to undertake such a mammoth task in detailing the journey from the rural South that...

Wendy Gray 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

Nona Faustine, ‘Dorothy Angola, Stay Free, In Land Of The Blacks’, Minetta Lane, Village, NYC, 2021, from White Shoes (MACK, 2021). Courtesy the artist and MACK. Review

In Their Shoes: Nona Faustine’s White Shoes

The recent release of White Shoes: Nona Faustine makes the decade-long complete series of photographs by Brooklyn-based artist Nona...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 21 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

Contemporary Art

Official Portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama

On February 12, 2018, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest...

Karolina 17 February 2022

Painting

Nose Art – The Most Unique Art by Pilots During WWII

Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their machines with unofficial, often banned and personal...

Caroline Galambosova 8 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

Museum Stories

John Singer Sargent’s Charcoal Portraits at The Morgan Library

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal opened at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York in October 2019. It was the first-ever museum...

Alexandra Kiely 12 January 2022