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Ben Shahn

Women on Top: On the Town, New York City Ballet Classic I and American Ballet Theatre's Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Broadway and ballet stages are not the usual first stop for those seeking images of female empowerment. But Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center and ...

Political Art From The 18th Century To Today

Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Ever since the dawn of elections in the United States, there have been members of both ends of the political spectrum who have sought to voice their o...

What Artists Do While Waiting for the Next Inspiration

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

No artist is free from dry periods or mental blocks, when the old ideas seem to lead nowhere and new ones are hard to find. Different artists have approached the problem in various ways.

How LA Grew Its Art

Tom Teicholz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

"Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" makes the case for the many ways in which Los Angeles has been a partner, catalyst and home to a unique, prolific and influential artistic vision.

Love and Marriage, Artist Style

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Despite the real benefits for an artist of marrying (or living with) another artist, the identical careers -- regardless of how dissimilar their respective artwork may be -- create tensions for the two of them.

Different Strokes for the Same Folks

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

For most children of artists, their lives forever revolve around their decisions whether or not to enter the "approved career." In these families, the introduction to art starts quite early.

Exhibit Finds Holocaust Reference in Art of 1947 Chicago Homicide Case

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

When Ben Shahn decided to create an allegory for the Holocaust, he may have racked his brain for the image that had affected him the most. He ultimately selected the Hickman children.