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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…

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Head of a Young Woman." Grit-tempered clay, about 1947. Gift of Florence Scott Libbey, by exchange, 2006.145⁣

March 2 Art Minute: Elizabeth Catlett, Head of a Young Woman

“I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential. We have t…

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Feb. 17 Art Minute: Joyce J. Scott, Nuanced Veil

Using thousands of tiny glass seed beads, Joyce J. Scott spent nearly a decade completing this intricate work of dozens of figures emblematic of th…

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Feb. 10 Art Minute: Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Disciples on the Sea

“[M]y effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident in the original setting...but at the same time give the human touch...to convey to my…

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Feb. 3 Art Minute: Alvin Loving, Dan

When he rose to prominence in the 1960s, Detroit-born African American abstract artist Al Loving’s work was characterized by careful and calculat…

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Jan. 27 Art Minute: Gustave Courbet, The Trellis

Summer flowers are the heart of this painting. Full-blown, they surge across the surface, engulfing the young woman whose dress is even printed wit…