On October 18, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, made history when it launched its 221st spacewalk. Carried out by Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, this stint in space marked a major milestone, as it is the first time that a spacewalk has featured only female astronauts. Koch and Meir embarked on this historic spacewalk early Friday morning.
Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou
At the end of the 19th century, a movement of “new art” swept through Europe.
For the sake of convenience, art history’s major movements are often associated with single, pioneering figures.
Driven by a lifelong love of horses, Jill Soukup has made a name for herself as a well-known Western painter. The Colorado-based artist has developed an unexpectedly expressive style that enables her to capture “the richly kinetic moments that define Western ranch life.” While this painterly treatment has proven effective on a range of ranch-themed subjects, it is particularly striking when paired with horses, as evident in Soukup’s Equine series.
Historically, most Americans have associated the end of October with Halloween, a festive day dedicated to all things spooky.
If you want to send a message that’s short and to the point, look no further than enamel pins.
Want to wish the writer in your life a happy holiday? Fortunately, you don’t have to have a way with words to let them know you’re thinking about them—especially when you have a list of writing-inspired gifts at your fingertips. These thematic presents are perfect for writers from all walks of life. Some are functional, including a sleek desk organizer and magnetic notebook. Others are fashionable, like the quill pen pin and grammar-inspired jewelry.
For centuries, the equestrian portrait has played a pivotal role in the politics of art.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen an inspiring surge in inclusive Halloween costumes for kids.
Yayoi Kusama has carved out a name for herself as a top contemporary artist. Throughout her illustrious career, the Japanese creative has developed a signature approach to her craft. Characterized by polka dots, bold color palettes, and organic forms, her aesthetic is perhaps best typified by her pumpkin art, a collection of works celebrating the subject’s “generous unpretentiousness.” Rooted in her childhood, Kusama’s love of pumpkins has significantly shaped her practice for over 70 years.
In the 17th century, artists in Italy began embracing an increasingly elaborate style.
Since 1948, Japan has celebrated Culture Day, or Bunka No Hi, on November 3.