To outsiders, art auctions can seem like a parody of bizarre spending by wealthy people. The origins of ultra-expensive art lies in the nineteenth-century.
Artist John Preus maintains a professional design studio that uses 2nd hand materials, including discarded furniture from closed Chicago Public Schools.
Do France’s Chauvet Cave paintings depict a contemporary volcanic eruption? Recent research argues that they do.
Through a didactic retelling of history, artist Faith Ringgold uses her story quilts to reframe the past.
The rich historical and inspirational sites of artists’ studios and homes make them worthy of historical preservation.
Mexican-Canadian artist Dianna Frid explore the ways physical forms shape how we conceive of reality.
Artist Ellen Gallagher interweaves text and images to force viewers to confront and question race in American society.
Visual artist Krista Franklin uses various media to create fantastic new worlds inspired by science fiction, the Black Arts Movement, and Afrofuturism.
The image of the artist as eccentric genius or shaman is ubiquitous in popular culture for good reason. ...
Artist Betye Saar subverts, reclaims, and draws on both public and personal spaces. Her work remains as relevant today as it did when it was first created.