Discover Rubens’ Early Artwork at the Legion of Honor

Seeing artists’ styles mature over time is an easy task to undertake in an art history class. But, as with all art, it’s way more fun a change to examine up-close and personal. And through early fall, that’s exactly what … Continued

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

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┬áSunset┬ámentioning Frida … Continued

Explore Whimsy, Warts, & More at Toadtopia, the Crocker’s Latest Art Spot

Has your little one dreamed of hopping along an enchanted forest floor, or shrinking down to the size of a fairy or forest creature? If so, you’re in luck: the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento’s latest Art Spot is made … Continued

Get Lost in Meow Wolf’s Artistic Multiverse(s)

If your idea of a contemporary art experience still takes place within the stuffy “white cube” of a gallery, then you clearly haven’t met Meow Wolf. The explosively popular Santa Fe-based collective-turned-multimillion-dollar-corporation is slowly working on transforming the way viewers … Continued

Cool Classes You Can Take at Your Local Museum

Earlier this year, Art Docent Program Co-Director Amy took a yoga class held in the ballroom at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. That got us thinking about what other classes and special events museums hold that might not be … Continued

Take It In and Take It Slow During Slow Art Day

What’s a yearly practice that can make you a better person and only happens every spring? It’s not tax day: it’s Slow Art Day, and it’s coming up! Slow Art Day, a day dedicated to slowing down when viewing art, … Continued

Animals in Art at the Denver Art Museum

It’s not an exaggeration to say that artists have featured animals in their work since…well, forever. Think of cave paintings, some of the oldest pieces we have on record, and you won’t fail to conjure up images of deer, birds, … Continued

Smithsonian Acquires Grandma Moses Artwork

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired three works of art by Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses. These acquisitions are proving to be more than popular pieces: they’re a big step forward in adding more … Continued

The Hidden Life of “The Blue Boy”

At first blush, Thomas Gainsborough’s famous work known as “The Blue Boy” seems like a simple enough painting of a well-to-do 18th-century young master of the upper class, dressed to the nines in his little blue suit. However, some new … Continued