A self-shredding artwork, gender and art, the destruction and looting of cultural treasures. This section introduces some of today's issues in art history.
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Throughout time and across the planet, works of art have revealed the complexities of a wide range of gender identities and human couplings—expressions that can connect LGBTQIA2+ people and allies today with a vibrant past and inclusive future.
LGBTQ+ history is remembered through centuries of artistic creation.
A brief introduction to art history, and what it means to learn to look and think critically. The first of two essays.
A brief introduction to art history, with a focus on close looking and different approaches to analyzing art. The second of two essays.
The art market is one of the many ways rich people game the system to save billions of dollars in taxes each year.
The word “crisis” suggests a temporary problem—but destruction and loss of cultural heritage is an ongoing issue.
Corporate lobbies and board rooms are often graced with impressive art, but why?
Artist Maurizio Cattelan duct taped a banana to a wall. Why did it capture our attention, curiosity, and memes? What does it mean?
Throughout history, art has helped reveal the climate around us and highlight our fragile relationship to it.
In 2018, .004% of the US budget went to the National Endowment for the Arts.
There is a huge range of ways that gender has been understood and represented in the history of art.
Resistance isn't always visible, but when we can see it in art, what does it look like?