Art History

March 1, 2021

The Atacama Giant: The Largest Prehistoric Anthropomorphic Geoglyph in the World

Whether its the pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, ancient civilizations managed enormous feats of construction which still astound visitors today. In South America, ancient civilizations have left behind ruins and extensive cave paintings which demonstrate impressive technical and artistic skill. The ancient cultures also left behind mysterious geoglyphs—figures and shapes drawn upon the landscape. Often best viewed from above, geoglyphs are found around the world.

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February 20, 2021

How African American Art and Culture Blossomed During the Harlem Renaissance

In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation. During what is now described as the Harlem Renaissance, the area thrived as a cultural hub for African Americans, culminating in unprecedented advancements in art, literature, and music. Though this “golden age” lasted less than 20 years, its legacy has lived on for decades.

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February 17, 2021

8 Groundbreaking African American Artists to Celebrate This Black History Month

For centuries, African American artists have helped shape the visual culture of the United States. Often channeling their familial backgrounds and personal experiences in their work, these creative figures have influenced and inspired much of American art's evolution. Unfortunately, throughout history—both in the United States and beyond—artists of color have not aptly been recognized for their talents, achievements, and contributions. This has culminated in a popular history of art paved mostly by white artists.

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