Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

July 6, 2020

Civil Rights Pioneer Leona Tate Is Turning School She Helped Desegregate Into Center for Equality

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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June 28, 2020

Learn the Remarkable History of Michelangelo’s ‘Dying Slave’ and ‘Rebellious Slave’ Sculptures

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.

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June 21, 2020

5 Priceless Facts About the Avant-Garde Art Collector Peggy Guggenheim

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.

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