Get Lost in Meow Wolf’s Artistic Multiverse(s)

If your idea of a contemporary art experience still takes place within the stuffy “white cube” of a gallery, then you clearly haven’t met Meow Wolf. The explosively popular Santa Fe-based collective-turned-multimillion-dollar-corporation is slowly working on transforming the way viewers … Continued

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Cool Classes You Can Take at Your Local Museum

Earlier this year, Art Docent Program Co-Director Amy took a yoga class held in the ballroom at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. That got us thinking about what other classes and special events museums hold that might not be … Continued

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Take It In and Take It Slow During Slow Art Day

What’s a yearly practice that can make you a better person and only happens every spring? It’s not tax day: it’s Slow Art Day, and it’s coming up! Slow Art Day, a day dedicated to slowing down when viewing art, … Continued

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10 Artist Quotes To Spark Your Creativity

It’s no surprise that artists tend to be some of the most notable quotables. And since discovering how artists talk about their work can often inspire creative people of any sort, we decided it was high time to put together … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Wendy Red Star

As part of our efforts to spotlight artists that are included in our new curriculum, this week, we’re exploring the artwork of Wendy Red Star. Red Star’s 2016 Coyote Decoy with Pendleton Blanket is featured in our new bonus 5th-6th grade Native … Continued

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8 Groundbreaking Women Artists We’re Celebrating This International Women’s Day

You’ve definitely heard of Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe. And you’ve probably heard the names Mary Cassatt and Grandma Moses. But what about Rosa Bonheur? Faith Ringgold? Helen Frankenthaler? Though the title phrase “women artists” can be a tenuous term … Continued

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Celebrate Youth Art Month This March!

As many of you already know, as it’s officially March, Youth Art Month, (YAM) is upon us! We’re always particularly excited when March rolls around, but we have a feeling that this year’s celebrations are going to be extra exciting. For … Continued

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Popular Saints & Attributes in Western Christian Art Cheat Sheet, Part II

By now, you’re probably an expert at identifying the Christian figures featured in Part I of this guide (and if you haven’t read through it, you can do so here!). In Part II, we’ll be helping you identify even more … Continued

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Popular Christian Saints & Attributes in Western Art Cheat Sheet, Part I

When looking at Christian western art, it’s can sometimes be difficult to discern just who is who. Identifying common figures and saints can be tricky, even if you have with a religious background. Which is why we’ve put together this … Continued

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Bugs, Snails, & Precious Stones: How 3 Western Paint Colors Were Traditionally Made

Ever wonder how some of your favorite artists created their colors on canvas? It’s only been relatively recently in western art history (that is, around the 19th century) that paints began being mass-produced. Just how did western painters make or … Continued

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