#USA

North American Art

Capitol Building Art: Oh Say Can You See

The United States’ Capitol Building has received a lot of attention in the past weeks. And if you have seen any news on the U.S. recently, you...

Rachel Witte 24 January 2021

Artist Stories

Trouvelot and his Unique Art of the Cosmos

First published in 1881, Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s portfolio of astronomical illustrations is an exceptional collection of majestic...

Jon Kelly 20 December 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

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Perseus Rescuing Andromeda by Cavaliere d’Arpino

The roar of the sea monster blends with the screams of the scared princess! The chained beauty awaits her bloody death as the ugly beast lurches...

James W Singer 25 October 2020

Museum Stories

Two Men, Police Uniforms, and Some Duct Tape: The Biggest Art Heist in History After 30 Years of Active Investigations

Two men, police uniforms and some duct tape; this is how Rick Abath and Randy Hestand, security men at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston,...

Ruxi Rusu 19 October 2020

Architecture

American Gothic Revival Highlights: Duke Chapel, North Carolina

The Duke University Chapel is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the United States. It is also one of the most beautiful buildings...

Maya M. Tola 27 August 2020

Women Artists

Artist Interview: Anita Yan Wong and Lingnan Painting

Lingnan style guo hua is an early 19th century style of Chinese painting, from Lingnan in the Southern region of China. Its origins are a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 August 2020

Art History 101

The Window and the Pitchfork: The Story Behind Wood’s American Gothic

Under the blue sky of Iowa, a man and a woman stand solemnly in front of their house. They are farmers as suggested by their clothing and the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2020

Museum Stories

Introducing the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a major American art museum, renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. It includes more than 61,000...

Marina Kochetkova 22 February 2020

Women Artists

The Crazy and Colorful World of Florine Stettheimer’s Paintings

For an art-viewing experience unlike any other, enjoy the paintings of Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944). The daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish...

Alexandra Kiely 21 December 2018

Review

Heavenly Bodies Spring to Life in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

I am not Catholic. And I am not up on the latest fashions. Yet here I was, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Fifth Avenue with...

Howard Schwartz 30 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Charles Demuth and the Figure 5

This one-sentence poem, by the American poet William Carlos Williams, was the inspiration for an incredible abstract work by American artist, Charles...

Wendy Gray 5 March 2017