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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...

Video: Rijksmuseum Blitz

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished a marvelous tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with our tour group and am inspired by the local art-historian guide we enjoyed. Dur...

The Present Through the Past

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In every visit to Greece, I spent lots of time in the country's museums. My hunger for the sculpture and architecture of ancient Greece remains consta...

When Art Got The Gold: The Olympic Games And Art Today

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

A mere 1,500 years or so since the Olympics of Ancient Greece, the modern version of the Olympics began; and yet another sixteen years later, it was e...

Unfinished Art -- Unfinished Lives

Sherman Yellen | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Sherman Yellen

It left one with the impression that the art which seems incomplete is more than complete -- indeed -- in some ways superior to the finished work of these artists. These are paintings that actually breathe.

21 Times People Were Naked At Inappropriate Times In Art History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts

In these prime summer days, clothes can often seem like a cruel, sweaty burden. An unnecessary layer holding you back from your true potential. If onl...

To Succeed in Business, Major in Art History

Stephanie Storey | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Stephanie Storey

I hear it all the time from high school and college students: to succeed, you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. Any other degree is waste of time. And an art history degree?! Completely useless. Let me set the record straight: that thinking is false and becoming more false every day.

23 Paintings From Art History That Accurately Reflect Your Current Mood

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

Sometimes, it's Monday. And on Mondays, most of us are just barely holding on, freshly mourning the loss of the weekend whilst peering into the void t...

Feeling the Force of Montmartre's Brilliant Bohemians

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Montmartre is in many ways the Paris cliché -- red and white checkered tablecloths, artists and easels filling petite squares, bohemian night spots...

The Undiscovered American Modernist

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

William Sanger was a radical and revolutionary at heart, a romantic, a fighter for his beliefs and a political philosopher.

Soaking Up the Joys of Traffic-Free Florence

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Some people shop randomly. I sightsee randomly. And after a long day of determined and focused sightseeing while researching my guidebook, I find a sp...

'Maestra,' A Conversation with L.S. Hilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Derrick Santini L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she st...

A Glorious Survey Of Moms In Art History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts

Mary Cassatt is perhaps the most well-known painter of mothers. A contemporary of Edgar Degas during the 19th- and 20th-century era of Impressionists,...

Studying Math in Church

Rick Steves | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Florence, the Church of San Lorenzo is a great example of how Renaissance architecture is poetry -- stony, mathematical, and timeless poetry. You'...

Jean Dubuffet: Coucou Bazar. Interview with Choreographer Kiriakos Hadjiioannou (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

In his spectacular stage piece Coucou Bazar, Jean Dubuffet combined painting, sculpture, theatre, dance and music into a unique, multimedia work of ar...

Instagram Account Highlights Art History's Most Badass Fashion Moments

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

#isaacoliver #oliver or #marcusgheeraertst #gheeraerts #queenelizabeth #rainbowportrait #1602 #hatfieldhouse #jeweledsnake #sleevedetail #snakesinart ...

Orvieto's Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Rick Steves | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Orvieto Cathedral's Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you'll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired M...