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.
Poor English women imbued everyday objects with an emotional power that they gave and received. These were known as love tokens.
Today, photography is commonly accepted as a fine art. But through much of the 19th century, it was an art world outcast.
Using freeway signs as his medium, artist Edgar Heap of Birds disrupts American perceptions of Native-American culture and history.