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Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Happy Birthday, Edward Hopper!

Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

In honor of Edward Hopper's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the b...

Happy Birthday, Cy Twombly!

Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist, Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr., better know as Cy. The well-known painter and sculptor, whose work existed somewh...

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

Happy Birthday, Edward Hopper!

Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of painter and printmaker Edward Hopper. The artist who created "Nighthawks," one of the most recognizable American paintings, w...

LeRoy Neiman -- The Artist Critics Love to Hate

Joan Gage | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I'm not qualified to tell you if LeRoy Neiman was a "serious" artist or not, but I'm glad he managed to enjoy his art for 91 years and that the rest of us were able to enjoy it as well.

Nudes, Nudes, Electric Nudes

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some years ago, there were two or three automobile collisions each week at the intersection of 3rd St. and La Cienega in Los Angeles. Northbound cars ...

NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Perspectives from a NASA Artist

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I had a call from NASA to be their artist spokesperson for the opening of NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. NASA ...

Famed American Artist Cy Twombly Dies

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home

Famed American painter Cy Twombly, who first found the limelight with his calligraphic paintings in the late 1950s, has died at the age of 83. The ...

Guess The Artist Who Created This American Flag: ANSWER

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Yesterday we showed you an image of this artwork and asked you to guess the American artist, but only a third of you correctly identified the artist a...

Guess The American Artist

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

Well-known for their engagement with civil rights and the Black Power movement, this African American artist created this version of the American flag...

Sarah Jessica Parker's Reality Show "American Artist" Picked Up By Bravo

Hollywood Reporter | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sarah Jessica Parker's art competition reality show has found a home at Bravo. The network has picked up "American Artist," from Parker's Pretty Matc...