Victorian-era womanhood typically conjures images of ever-decorous ladies in bustles and dainty gloves. Lesser known are the women who pushed boundaries and flouted traditional roles—some through political activism or professional pursuits, others by simply living their lives as they desired.
“Do you read German?” The question was asked as my folks and I, a few weeks ago, were poking around a new shop near their home in the Hudson valley called Quittner Antiques. It almost startled me.
When the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944, a few days shy of her eighty-second birthday, she left more than twelve hundred paintings and drawings, along with some 124 notebooks, sketch pads, and book manuscripts containing approximately twenty-six thousand pages of written notes and reflections.
Vestiges & Verse at the American Folk Art Museum
The Whitney Museum reappraises the career of Grant Wood
How a prolific, polymathic artist and designer joined an eye for the sleek with a taste for the pastoral
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is a far more ambitious production than its title would ever suggest.
The fifth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
AFAM’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery opened on September 26 in LIC with an exhibition of some fifty-five works culled from the museum’s huge Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum exhibition that toured the country, appearing in seven venues over three-and-a-half years.
The Jewish Museum explores Modigliani’s lonely sense of self