Students from ARTH 317: Laboratory in Museum Studies, are curating an exhibition on the work of Margaret Sutton (1905-90), New York artist and 1926 graduate of Mary Washington. Opening is April 19, 2017.
This is a fascinating article and series of short videos about how American museums are now collecting work by 20th- and 21st-c. African-American artists.
A quote from the article: “There was a joke for a long time that if you went into a museum, you’d think America had only two black artists — Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden — and even then, you wouldn’t see very much,” said Lowery Stokes Sims, the first African-American curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and later the president of the Studio Museum in Harlem. “I think there is a sea change finally happening. It’s not happening everywhere, and there’s still a long way to go, but there’s momentum.”
How were American artists involved in bringing Modern European art to the US? New research and exhibits for the centennial of the Armory Show of 1913 suggests that American artists were very much involved…and viewed Modern art from Europe as both challenging and invigorating. Read Holland Cotter’s article from the NYT, 10/28/12.
An interesting series of photographs and an interactive map of Prouts Neck, Maine, home to Winslow Homer for the last 25 years of his life, and the paintings Homer made of the sites. From the New York Times, September 6, 2009.
One of the most extraordinary works of Environmental Art is Walter de Maria’s “Lightening Field,” created in 1977 outside Quemado, New Mexico. How does this work encourage us to think about connections between art (that which is made by human hands) and nature (that which we find in the world)?
Walter de Maria, Lightening Field, 1977
Read Blake Gopnik’s article from the Washington Post (August 13, 2009) for more…