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Grant Wood

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 ac...

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 o...

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...