The rise of the neoclassical style in American decorative arts in the early decades of the nineteenth century coincided with a collective national sigh of relief.
A Q+A with Nantucket Historical Association curator Michael Harrison
A pioneer of precisionist painting and geometric abstraction as well as a celebrated photographer, Ralston Crawford (1906–1978) was equally fascinated by mankind and the man-made. Both subjects—and a link between Crawford’s artistic practices—are explored in the exhibition Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
A monumental exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris offers a comprehensive survey of cubism
At the Detroit Institute of Arts, an exhibition of found photographs offers a glimpse of the heart and soul of the city.
Museums and other cultural institutions the world over are celebrating Frankenstein this year, as 2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s book.
An exhibition in 1876 at Paul Durand-Ruel’s gallery in Paris drew ridicule from art critic Albert Wolff, who warned readers of Le Figaro: “Here five or six lunatics, one of whom is a woman . . . have gotten together to work. These self-styled artists call themselves ‘Impressionists.’ ”
An exhibition at the Wadsworth explores the monstrous aspects of twentieth century politics
The Wolfsonian’s exhibition Deco: Luxury to Mass Market offers an overview of this new aesthetic, presenting its unfamiliar dimensions and different iterations in Europe and across the Atlantic. Art deco is primarily characterized by an emphasis on surface decoration, symmetry, angularity, and stylization.
As the cultural tides seem finally to be lifting women artists into prominence on par with their male counterparts, more and more are emerging into public view. Several museums and galleries are presenting women artist- Hawthorne Fine Art focused shows, and one of these is at Hawthorne Fine Art in New York, where you can find the selling exhibition Breaking All Bounds: American Women Artists (1825–1945).