Art Reads: A Piece of the World

If you get our newsletters, you’ll know that we hinted that a review of Christina Baker Kline’s novel A Piece of the World was on its way. Well, wait no further: we can’t wait to dive into A Piece of the World with you! … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Constantin Brancusi

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that over the summer we’re doing a series of Artist Spotlights in honor of our three new units (which will be available starting with the 2019-2020 school year). Our last Artist Spotlight … Continued

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Roberto Benavidez’s Art-Historical Piñatas Are Beyond Cool

What could possibly make piñatas even more fun? According to artist Roberto Benavidez, creating piñatas that reference art historical works. Benavidez, a Los-Angeles-based artist, started work on his Piñatas of Earthly Delights series in 2013. Each piñata in the series references a creature … Continued

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Kids’ Art Reads: Jeanette Winter

If you’re looking for some fresh titles to impress the young readers in your life (while teaching them about art history), look no further than the books of Jeanette Winter. Winter’s picture books, which tell the stories of artists, architects, historical … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Robert Smithson & Spiral Jetty

As you might have read a few weeks ago, the Art Docent Program is introducing three new units, which will be ready in time for the 2019-2020 school year. In honor of these new units, we’ll be spotlighting a different … Continued

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The Art Assignment Should Be Your (Kinda) New Obsession

Maybe we’re a little late to the party, but forgive us—we’ve recently discovered what might be our new favorite YouTube channel. The Art Assignment by PBS Digital Studios, whose videos are available on YouTube or via their website, is a … Continued

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Bouquets to Art at the de Young is Back

In the world of art viewing experiences, the de Young Museum in San Francisco might just boast the greatest of them all with their annual pairing of fresh blooms and artwork, Bouquets to Art. And proving that good things come … Continued

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Three New Units Are Landing at the Art Docent Program!

In case you missed out on the news (which we’ve been announcing in our email newsletters, which you can request more information for here), we’re adding three new units to the Program for this coming school year! Following up on the overwhelmingly positive … Continued

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Art Reads: The Masterpiece

If you’re a frequent flyer here at the Art Docent Program blog, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that art and architecture have the power to connect people across time. It’s one of the many reasons we’re so … Continued

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5 Artists’ Gardens That Are Still Thriving Today

Ahh, springtime…when the world is fresh and blooming, and there’s nothing else quite like it! Many artists, we’re sure, have felt the same way, especially when they’re painting en plein air or from life. After spotting an article in Sunset mentioning Frida … Continued

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