While not exceedingly well known, Kentucky native Helen LaFrance was one of the most gifted and prolific self-taught artists of the past century…
Current and coming: Art of the WPA at the Crocker
Such was its success, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration has been invoked any number of times since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s day…
Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
Alfred Maurer was at the forefront of aesthetic developments throughout his prodigious thirty-five-year career.
Field Notes: Philadelphia Stories
Big things are afoot at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, this country’s first museum and school of fine arts, very big things.
Revisiting Rufus Porter
An exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art prompts
a new look at the folk artist and inventor.
At the 2019 Delaware Antiques Show
The Delaware Antiques Show is in full swing at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, where it runs through Sunday.
“Their wings are my protest”
Exhibitions in Britain and America celebrate the beautiful anachronisms of the Pre-Raphaelites and their followers
Victor Hugo’s storm-swept drawings at the Hammer
Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles shines a light on sixty-four drawings selected from the more than three thousand sheets of illustrations that Hugo left to the world.
Guided by voices: An exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum examines the career of Hilma af Klint
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.
Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2013 | Fig. 3. Lake George Autumn by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), 1922. Oil on canvas, 15 by 27 inches. © 2013 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Museums are a fairly recent development in human history, dating back scarcely more than two hundred years. But the founding of such institutions has accelerated so …
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