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North American Art

Rothko: Eternal Symbols of Life

When you say Rothko, you think of large paintings of colorful rectangular form with frayed edges, horizontal, sometimes vertical as well, floating on...

Irina Diana Calu 9 January 2022

Suzanne Valadon Barnes Foundation: A white woman lays on a bed wearing a pink camisole and green and white striped pants. She has an unlit cigarette in her mouth and books at her feet. The bed curtains behind her are open and have a blue and white pattern, as does the bed spread. Review

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel at the Barnes Foundation

In Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, shows how Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a...

Lauren Kraut 27 December 2021

Native American Printmakers, Kay WalkingStick, Wallowa Memory, 2003, Review

Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers at the Georgia Museum of Art

Until Sunday, January 30th, 2022, the Georgia Museum of Art is exhibiting some of the most influential Native American printmakers at work today.

Candy Bedworth 20 December 2021

Long Read

Flash Gordon of Architecture – Helmut Jahn and Postmodernism

Helmut Jahn died in a bicycle accident on 8 May 2021, he was 81. You might have seen his obituaries in the newspapers and, if you missed them, this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 December 2021

News

New York Hedge Fund Manager Surrenders $70 Million of Stolen Art

The New York district attorney’s office announced on Tuesday, December 6th, that Michael Steinhardt, an 81 year-old billionaire and now notorious...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 December 2021

South American Art

Diego Rivera in Detroit: The Great Controversy

How do you get 10,000 people to visit an art museum on opening day during the Great Depression? You create a controversy, or at lease encourage one.

Rachel Istvan 8 December 2021

North American Art

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann. Whatever your culture is, he is a man of many...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2021

History

Vintage Claus Is Coming to Town

Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of...

Magda Michalska 6 December 2021

North American Art

Haddon Sundblom: The Artist Behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, or Bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries, bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end,...

Maria Frazzoni 6 December 2021

North American Art

Ed Wheeler’s Santa Classics: Santa Claus and Masterpieces

Photographer Ed Wheeler has been dressing up as Santa Claus for years and posing in hilarious compositions. He started over  20 years ago with...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 December 2021

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

julian stanczak Artist Stories

Julian Stanczak and His Abstract Life

You may think that experiences such as forced labor in Siberia, losing the nerves in his dominant arm, or ending up in a refugee camp would have...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021