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July 13 Art Minute: Bisa Butler, The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake

On July 5, 1852, the American abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass gave a searing speech to an audience in Rochester, NY, in which h…

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June 29 Art Minute: David Hockney, "A Bigger Card Players"

David Hockney has created a body of work that is characterized by continual evolution and experimentation in different mediums. He is greatly inter…

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June 22 Art Minute: Berenice Abbott, "New York at Night"

Berenice Abbott’s photograph expresses all of the wonder, vitality, and claustrophobia of life in the big city. Abbott carefully chose the timing…

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June 15 Art Minute: Paul Cadmus, "Jerry"

In this frank and intimate portrait, artist Jared French (1905–1988) gazes candidly out at the viewer. Paul Cadmus painted it while he and French…

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June 1 Art Minute: Marsden Hartley, "Abstraction (Military Symbols)"

Living in Berlin in 1914 and 1915, American artist Marsden Hartley experienced the militaristic pageantry and spectacle of the outbreak of World Wa…

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May 4 Art Minute: Judy McKie, Polar Bear Bench

Judy McKie wants there to be no mistake: what she makes is not only art, but furniture to be lived with and used, so please feel free to take a sea…

Splashed of orange and blue ink with black lines in the shape of loops and swirls are on top

April 20 Art Minute: Joan Miró, "Le courtisan grotesque (The Grotesque Courtier)"

Russian-born publisher Ilia Zdanevitch, who published under the name of Iliazd, was very meticulous in the layout of his books, often predeterminin…

A black and white print of a woman standing among bushes being stared at by a man.

April 13 Art Minute: Marc Chagall, "Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins)"

For his mixed etchings illustrating the Seven Deadly Sins, Marc Chagall drew on his satirical but affectionate look at village life in his native V…

A brown sheet of paper with words and two individuals looking at starts printed on it in black ink

April 6 Art Minute: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (“The Kelmscott Chaucer”)"

Long considered one of the world’s great examples of book design, this edition of the "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer" was a collaborative effort …

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March 30 Art Minute: Rachel Ruysch, Flower Still Life

From the caterpillar crawling along the stem of a flower, to the browning leaves riddled with holes by hungry insects, Rachel Ruysch has captured e…