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Fourth-Generation Harlem Artist Challenges What It Means To Be An American

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.21.2017 | Arts

In artist David Shrobe’s multimedia work “Guerrilla Tactics,” the edge of a gold picture frame knocks up against a curved slice of mosaic nestle...

Museums Celebrate The Black Women Artists History Has Overlooked

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts

On the first day of Black History Month, the good people at Google blessed the internet with a doodle honoring Edmonia Lewis, the first woman of Afric...

To Protest Trump, Museum Temporarily Removes All Work By Immigrant Artists

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts

Museums around the country have responded in big and small ways to President Donald Trump’s highly contested travel ban, which bars immigrants from ...

Some Of History's Naughtiest Artworks Head To Sotheby's Erotic Sale

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts

Warning: This post contains images of erotic artwork. Very, very, very erotic artwork that may not be suitable for your workplace. For the first time...

Janet Norris: 'Living Dangerously' At Far Out Gallery, San Francisco

John Seed | Posted 02.16.2017 | Arts
John Seed

Painter Janet Norris, whose work is currently on view at the Far Out Gallery in San Francisco, creates personal and poetic images that multiply metaph...

Marc Trujillo: 'Nowhere And Everywhere'

John Seed | Posted 02.10.2017 | Arts
John Seed

Painter Marc Trujillo, who paints airports, big box stores and the occasional bag of potato chips with Vermeer-like candor, is currently having two sh...

Art Critic Is Pretty Sure Woman Wasn't Smiling Because She Had Syphilis

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

Art critics, scholars and tourists have for centuries pored over Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th-century portrait of Francesco del Giocondo, also known as ...

14 Iranian Artists Explore Just How Complex Identity Can Be

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2017 | Arts

Featured below are 14 portraits of women by contemporary artists of Iranian descent. Many, however, conceal as much as they reveal, whether they are d...

The Art Nerds Of Twitter Drag Trump With #TrumpArtworks

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts

"This place is packed!"@ThePoke #trumpartworks pic.twitter.com/d6VTqIkEmb— joe heenan (@joeheenan) January 23, 2017 President Trump has only ...

The Story Of An Art Fair Whose Work Was Never Meant To Be Sold

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts

Marion Harris was, by her own account, a Connecticut housewife and antiques dealer when, in 1993, a hunt for old-fashioned treasures struck gold. She ...

These Artists Are Out To Destroy The Idea That Men Need To 'Man Up!'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

Where does masculinity live ― in the body or the mind? How does one cultivate it ― lifting weights, buying cars, providing for one’s family? Whe...

D.C. Museum's 'Nasty Women' Tour Celebrates Art History's Feminist Heroes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts

During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was responding to a question about social security when Donald Trump notoriously interrupted her...

J.K. Rowling Says This Painting Is A Clue To Her Future Projects

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts

Breaking: renowned author and unabashed self-promoter J.K. Rowling has changed her Twitter cover photo. This would seem like a banal development to e...

Exploring The Shadowy World Of A Cuban Feminist Legend

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

The Abakuá is an all-male, Afro-Cuban secret society that originated in Nigeria and gained traction in 19th-century Cuba, where African slaves would ...

Nigerian creatives disrupt the art industry

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Young Nigerian creatives are carving out an entirely new space in the art world Ifedoyin Shotunde Lagos has experienced an artistic explosion over ...

An Afghan Street Artist Boldly Brings Women's Stories To Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.26.2016 | Arts

At 22 years old, Shamsia Hassani became interested in graffiti ― spray painting the surreal visions fostered in her imagination onto empty city wall...

From Classical Paintings To Mugshots: The History Of Documenting Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts

For centuries, painting was one of the primary methods for visually documenting people and events. Of course, these paintings were nearly always execu...

Stealing Our Rama: Appropriation And Privilege In The Asian Art Museum's Ramayana Exhibit

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 12.16.2016 | Arts
Vamsee Juluri

First, A Salutation to Hanuman Hanuman, the "monkey grammarian" of Octavio Paz's book by the same name, stands beautifully in the Asian Art Museum in...

Is Art History 'Fake News'?

Mat Gleason | Posted 12.05.2016 | Arts
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Mat Gleason

The glut of information being produced online and shared across social media has given rise to the “Fake News” phenomena. When it is not flat-out ...

Winner Of Van Gogh Look-Alike Contest Looks A Helluva Lot Like Van Gogh

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts

Artist and writer Douglas Coupland set out to find the single man who most resembles beloved painter Vincent van Gogh. And boy, did he find him in pen...

We May Finally Know The Real Reason Van Gogh Cut His Ear Off

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts

By now, most art history devotees know that on Christmas Eve in 1888, painter Vincent van Gogh allegedly took a razor to his left ear and chopped the ...

Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable col...

All Hail These 21 Nasty Ladies From Art History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.09.2017 | Arts

The most laughable moment of Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate came when Republican nominee Donald Trump declared, “Nobody respects ...

Video: Italian Experiences and the Joy of Guiding

Rick Steves | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On a Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, we are admittedly getting just a quick introduction to the greatest sights in Europe. But this route (with eight...

Meet The Historian Fighting To Bring Overlooked Black Artists Into The Canon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts

When we heard word of this year’s MacArthur Fellows this week, we were particularly thrilled to see the name of curator, art historian and professor...