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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Artist Spotlight: Ofelia Esparza

As you might know, we’re spotlighting several of the artists we’ve added to our new curriculum here on the blog (see more on how we’ve updated and diversified here). And we wanted to learn even more about Ofelia Esparza after featuring … Continued

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Artist Spotlight: Meet Edmonia Lewis

We wanted to spotlight several of the new artists we’ve added to our curriculum (see more on how we’ve updated and diversified here). And, after linking to an article about her on our Facebook page earlier this year, we wanted … Continued

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#FancyFriday: Fancy Fabrics in Hals’ Portrait of Catharina Hooft

We’re bringing back an oldie but a goodie this Friday with a #FancyFriday themed post! In these posts, we look at portraits that are undeniably fancy in order to see what they have to say about their subject, their artist, … Continued

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How Will “Genius: Picasso” Choose To Portray the Prolific Artist?

Fans of art and television rejoice: the second season of National Geographic Channel’s acclaimed series Genius, airing April 24th, will cover the life of Pablo Picasso. We’re excited that the series, whose first season covered Albert Einstein, will have an entire … Continued

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The Many Fakes of Modigliani

Last summer, 21 works in a major exhibition in Genoa of Amadeo Modigliani’s work were pulled from exhibition on the concern that they were forgeries. As reported by Architectural Digest earlier this year, 20 of those works were declared fakes. … Continued

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I Madonnari Takes Over at Mission Santa Barbara

You may have seen chalk art before (whether it’s creating with kids in your own driveway, or Bert’s creations in Mary Poppins), but you’ve probably never seen it quite like this. Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission Santa Barbara hosts … Continued

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Our Mini-Guide to Desert X, the Desert’s Coolest New Exhibition

You don’t have to go to the Coachella Music Valley & Arts Festival to catch the desert’s hottest art exhibitions (pun intended) this spring. This year marks the Coachella Valley’s inaugural Desert Exhibition of Art, or as it’s better known, … Continued

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The Forger Who Fooled the Nazis: Han van Meegeren

If you read last week’s blog post, you’ll know that this week, we promised to give you an updated, full-length version of the story of Han van Meegeren, the famous Dutch forger whose imbeccable forgeries fooled art experts and Nazi … Continued

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