Art history is full of depictions of performances of all kinds! So get ready for showtime, and let’s go on a field trip to the theater.
Art Docent Program
As we all know, due to the current global health crisis, most of us are either unable to (or don’t want to) go out to our favorite places–even though a lot of us now have some free time to do … Continued
We share our thoughts on Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, a new documentary about a pioneering abstract artist.
At 91, artist Yayoi Kusama has been creating artwork for several decades, and it’s about time everybody knew her name.
With vibrant illustrations and a brilliant biography of Leonora Carrington’s life, Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall’s Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington is a must-read picture book perfect for kids and parents alike.
If you’ve been on social media in the past few hours (come on, we know you have), you’ve most likely been discouraged by more coronavirus news. Unless, that is, you follow Covid Classics on Instagram. Ran by four roommates who … Continued
There are picture books for littler kids and novels for grown-ups, but it can sometimes feel like chapter books with an art-historical slant are few and far-between. Yes, there are classics like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. … Continued
In honor of International Women’s Day, the Art Docent Program once again spotlights eight female artists who deserve more time in the spotlight.
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.