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Grant Wood

Oh, Those Catalina Bathing Suits!

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

I recognized the bathing suit immediately. It was the one that I tried on sometime in the 1950s, in a cramped changing booth at the dry goods store on Park Avenue in Long Beach, NY, my hometown.

Moses Hoskins: The Real Deal

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 12.29.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

I was first introduced to Moses Hoskins by Eileen Costello, Ph.D. in 1995. He resided in NYC for seven years at that time, having moved from Iowa in 1988, as his art had already caught the eye of a few serious art professionals. This was a time of a vastly changing art scene in New York.

An Afternoon of Following 'Art Everywhere'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Sometimes you need to look up -- at a billboard -- to be inspired. Or, even a bus shelter. I did. And I was inspired. However, I must admit, it was the historic American artwork on the billboards and bus shelter that stirred my enthusiasm.

Cat's Meow About Great Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every time I go to see a movie in which the major character happens to be a painter, I brace myself for the embarrassing moment when the actor or actr...

Gothic Street Art Invades Rural Michigan

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The corporate art project known as hygienic dress league (HDL) has discovered the great rural iconic barn side as billboard and has started to mess wi...

PHOTOS: One-Hit Wonder Artists

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

One-hit wonders are much rarer in the art world than they are in music. It seems like every week there's a new single by someone you've never heard of...

Artists Make Lists Too: Picasso, Leger, Calder

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Margie Goldsmith

In December of 1963, realist painter Adolf Konrad planned to travel to Rome and Egypt, so he made a packing list -- not quite the kind of list you or ...

Eldon, Iowa: Home of the American Gothic House

Christine Buckley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Buckley

Over the past month my road trip has taken me across ten states and countless cities, yet I recently landed in one town for longer than any of the rest: Eldon, IA.

Grant Wood's Women

Tripp Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tripp Evans

Although everyone recognizes American Gothic, the endlessly parodied image of a pitchfork-wielding farm couple, few know the gothic story of its creat...