One November morning in 1960, four first-grade girls broke ground when they set foot in their new schools. Flanked by U.S. Marshals and mobbed by angry protestors, six-year-olds Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, Tessie Prevost, and Ruby Bridges walked toward two all-white institutions, kickstarting the desegregation process in New Orleans—making history one step at a time.
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At the start of the 20th century, Expressionism turned the art world on its head.
In 1886, Greek writer and art critic Jean Moréas published a manifesto on Symbolism.
In 1848, a secret society of artists took root in Victorian England. Known as the Pre-Raphaelites, members of this brotherhood believed that painting had blossomed before the Renaissance, citing Raphael’s idealist approach to subject matter as the age-old discipline’s downfall.
Washington, DC is a treasure trove of American history.
At long last, summer is here.
During the Renaissance, Michelangelo made a name for himself as a master of humanist sculpture. The Florentine artist’s unrivaled ability to realistically represent the human form is evident across his entire body of work, with the famous David and Pietà at the forefront. Though undoubtedly among his most well-known works, these pieces are far from Michelangelo’s only marble masterpieces—a point that is saliently proven by his Slaves.
Did you know that the National Endowment for the Arts has advocated for artistic advancement in the United States for...
Few household names mean more to modern art than “Guggenheim.” A family of miners-turned-philanthropists, the Guggenheims struck it rich in the 19th century, amassing a fortune that has since sparked and fueled major modernist movements. Today, the Guggenheim legacy is largely linked to New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, an institution founded by Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1937. This site, however, is not the only important Guggenheim museum of modern art.
In the Middle Ages, religious worship reached heavenly new heights with the advent of the illuminated manuscript.
It’s hard to imagine a writer more inventive than Roald Dahl.