Posts by Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young is a contributing writer for My Modern Met and an aspiring art historian. She holds a BA in Art History and Curatorial Studies with a minor in Design from Brigham Young University. With a love and passion for the arts, culture, and all things creative, she finds herself intrigued by the creative process and is constantly seeking new ways to explore and understand it.
September 15, 2021

Impressionism and ‘Star Wars’ Collide in Paintings Inspired by a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Turkish artist Naci Caba creates fantastical artworks based on science fiction. Some of his most popular pieces are his original Star Wars-themed oil paintings, which take fan art to a whole new level. From X-wing starfighters whizzing through the atmosphere to views of the imposing Death Star looming above the horizon, his epic canvases are sure to delight any die-hard devotee. Caba made illustrations for stories and coloring books before he began working with oil paint.

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September 11, 2021

Massive ‘Viewfinder’ Reflects Mesmerizing Ocean View That Is Otherwise Impossible to See

Australian artist and industrial designer Joel Adler centers his work around the experience of the viewer. Working in a variety of mediums, he creates site-specific sculptures, installations, and interactive objects that offer new ways to experience the surrounding environment. His sculpture titled Viewfinder—a 440-pound mirror cantilevered by six tons of concrete and steel—imitates the function of a periscope.

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September 9, 2021

Smithsonian Acquires Rare Collection of Photos Taken by 19th-Century Black Photographers

The Smithsonian is one of the world’s largest and most well-known museum complexes. With 19 museums and a zoo, it houses an extremely wide collection of over 150 million scientific, historic, and art objects—and that number continues to grow. Recently, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) gained a large acquisition of rare photos and objects that completely transformed its holdings, significantly enhancing the diversity of its collection of early American photography.

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September 7, 2021

Malnourished Child Adopted by a Single Gay Man Is Now an Olympic Champion Inspiring Others

Becoming a parent is a significant milestone in many people’s lives. And more than anything, Jerry Windle had always wanted to be a father. However, as a single, gay man in the late 90s, the odds were stacked against him. Struggling to adopt a child in the U.S. due to stigmas surrounding gay fatherhood, Windle had almost begun to lose hope that he could ever start a family.

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