On the surface, Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington and James Rosenquist’s painting President Elect featuring JFK have nothing in common. But both reflect the eras in whichttps://npg.si.edu/blog/gilbert-stuart-paints-george-washingtonh these men were in power–and make a case for the power of art.
In honor of Valentine’s Day 2020, we present 7 lovey-dovey scenes from art history.
While you may think unicorn ubiquity is a new thing, these mythical creatures have actually been a hot topic for years…especially in medieval artwork.
We here at the Art Docent Program love getting out to art museums of all shapes and sizes…especially when these museums feature exhibitions that are actively kid-friendly. Last year, we visited three museums whose interactive elements created for younger visitors … Continued
It may be December, but there’s no snow in sight–at least for us. We don’t know about you, but here at the Art Docent Program, we could use a snow day. And since there’s no winter weather on the forecast … Continued
“Pre-Raphaelite Sisters” at London’s National Portrait Gallery seeks to shed light on the women of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Get to know more about Wayne Thiebaud’s sweet artwork in honor of the artist’s 99th birthday!
In the spirit of Halloween, we’re looking at 7 paintings full of spooky scenes and creepy content!
Cornelia Konrads’ site-specific installations are always unexpected, which is why we’ve featured her work in our new 5th-grade Environmental Art unit.
So, the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch, which involves Carl Fabritius’ 1654 painting of the same name, came out several weeks ago. And your blogger has quite a few mixed feelings. Rather than subject you to … Continued