Wax flowers were a major obsession of Victorian women, allowing them to combine art and industry.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, how do we as a nation use art to help with healing and mourning?
Frida hats, and packs, and slacks, oh my! Frida Kahlo used material culture to construct her identity — and material culture made her an icon in return.
Before cell phones and selfies, American artist Cindy Sherman influenced the world with her monumental and ongoing series of self-portraiture.
SFMOMA celebrated its 75th anniversary with a huge architectural expansion, only rivaled by its technological innovations.
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.