Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
August 25, 2021

12 Best Backpacks for Campus Life You Can Find at Target

As college campuses around the world start filling back up, it's time to start thinking about what you'll need to make your life easier. And while most students focus on their dorm rooms, it's a good idea to also think about how you'll organize everything you need when moving from class to class. That's where a good backpack comes into play.

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August 21, 2021

13 Best Oil Paints for Beginners and Professionals

Whether you've just started painting or are a professional, chances are you've considered using oil paint. From Rembrandt to Monet, oil paint is the hallmark of the Old Masters, its slow drying time allowing artists to manipulate the medium over an extended period. In one form or another, oil paint has existed since ancient Greece, though it came into popular use during the Northern Renaissance.

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August 18, 2021

Heartbreaking Art From Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Shamsia Hassani

In Afghanistan, there is real fear and concern as the Taliban take back control of the country after 20 years. Of particular concern is how women will be treated, given the brutality they faced during the Taliban's last regime. Shamsia Hassani, who is Afghanistan's first female street artist, is turning her emotions into art and has published a series of heartbreaking images on her social media.

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August 16, 2021

Yankees and White Sox MLB Players Recreated the ‘Field of Dreams’ Game

“If you build it, he will come.” This tagline from Kevin Costner's iconic 1989 film, Field of Dreams, came to life thanks to Major League Baseball. On August 12, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox gathered in Dyersville, Iowa to play a real-life Field of Dreams game. It was an evening filled with nostalgia, as Costner kicked things off during a pre-game ceremony by emerging from the cornfields.

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