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Harriet Powers Women Artists

Harriet Powers: A Black Female Folk Artist Who Regained Her Glory

For much of the 20th century, the work of Harriet Powers, an enslaved and later emancipated Black folk artist, remained forgotten. It is especially...

Kristin Urban 8 March 2022

Impressionism

Florence Griswold – “Patron Saint” of American Impressionism

Florence Griswold wasn’t an artist or even an art collector, but she was a key figure in American Impressionism. The New York Times even called...

Alexandra Kiely 4 March 2022

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

Women Artists

Lee Miller – Photographer of the Extremes

Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse, and a gourmet cook. She lived life to the fullest with all...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 March 2022

Design

The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century –...

Anthony de Feo 28 February 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

Architecture

Masterpiece Story: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

There are many iconic buildings, and it feels like more and more are being called that by the hour. But the list is a lot shorter if we only consider...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 February 2022

Art Travels

A Texas Must See for Modern Art Fans: Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. It is definitely among the major works of...

Zuzanna Stańska 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

Edmonia Lewis Women Artists

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 24 February 2022