Art on Film: The Goldfinch

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

Discover Mary Blair’s Magical Concept Art

If we name a classic Disney film, odds are that a particular image from that film will come to mind. Alice and Wonderland might bring to mind a girl glancing up at a caterpillar smoking on a toadstool, while Peter … Continued

Art on Film: The Secret of Kells

Last week, we looked at the Book of Kells, a 9th-century Irish manuscript so rich it has inspired generations. Today, we’re continuing our focus on the Book of Kells with a recent family flick inspired by the manuscript–The Secret of … Continued

Fall in Love with the Book of Kells’ Intricate Illuminations

Are we getting more medieval here on the Art Docent Program blog? You’re not wrong–thanks to a summer class your author took on medieval manuscripts, she can’t wait to share her new medieval art-historical knowledge with you. In our next … Continued

Just 7 Medieval Cats Acting Silly

Last summer, we ran a post featuring a few art-historical dogs during the “dog days of summer.” That post, and the fact that we started this year with a blog post about a cat’s art-historical hijinks, mean that it’s high … Continued

Artist Spotlight: Annie Leibovitz

Over the past two months, you’ve gotten to hear about a few of the artists included in our new units for the 2020 school year. (Robert Smithson and Constantin Brancusi, to be exact.) In the next installment of our summer … Continued

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

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

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

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